Psoriasis, a chronic skin disorder
that can be painful and disabling, is characterized by inflamed, red, scaly lesions, caused when affected skin cells reproduce faster than normal. Certain forms of psoriasis may be fatal.
A November 2003 report published in the medical journal Archives of Dermatology
concludes that psoriasis sufferers may develop lymphoma cancers
at three times the rate of people without the skin disorder. Using a British database, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia reached their conclusion after studying the medical records of 8 million patients 65 or older treated between 1988 and 1996.
- Skin Disorders: Overview
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