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How much harm could a little dry, itchy skin do? This is the attitude with which many people think about psoriasis, not realizing that the skin condition can have far more wide-reaching consequences.
The skin condition psoriasis has been linked to other chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Now, psoriasis could be tied to major damage to the kidneys.
The type of medical care patients get depends on several factors. Some patients with psoriasis, or the arthritis that can accompany psoriasis, don't believe they get enough quality care.
Red, inflamed skin is one of the symptoms of psoriasis. Beyond the symptoms of this skin condition, people with psoriasis might also be at risk for other major problems, including cancer.
Some treatments for psoriasis can affect the whole body beyond the red, dry and irritated skin. These systemic treatments might cause some concern, but patients have other options and may not have to use them.