פסוריאזיס (ספחת): מאפיינים, גורמים ושכיחות

פסוריאזיס (ספחת): מאפיינים, גורמים ושכיחות


It is important for you to know that the purpose
of this film is solely to provide information. It does not express an opinion, diagnosis,
recommendation of medical treatment
or consultation process
in the name of your family doctor Psoriasis
characteristics, causes and prevalence Psoriasis is
a chronic inflammatory disease. The disease presents itself
in a number of ways, including a rapid division
of the skin cells and significant inflammation process. The disease affects between
1 to 3 percent of the population. Today, we know that other diseases
may accompany psoriasis, mainly when the disease is severe,
for example: High blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, heart disease
and more. More about the characteristics, causes and prevalence of this disease
in Israel and around the world in the following clip. Psoriasis is actually a chronic inflammation
of the skin. Psoriasis can appear
in men and women, its prevalence identical in both. It can affect all ages,
from the very young to the very old but we know that in certain ages
it is more prevalent: The ages of 20-30
and the ages of 50-60. The most prevalent
clinical presentation that is common in both children
and adults is in the form of plaque. In this form, we see layers
of white plaque, white scales on a red background, most commonly located on
the elbows, knees, scalp and back. But it is important to remember
that the disease can take other forms. For example,
guttate psoriasis that is characterized
by drop-shaped, red spots that is common in younger patients and can be caused by
streptococcal infections or throat infections. A less common form is intertriginous psoriasis.
It is also not as well-known. This is the inverse psoriasis
usually found in the arm pit, folds of the stomach,
and groin. An additional form, for example,
is in the shape of pustules like small blisters
with a white head that can be found
on the hands and feet or a more abstract shape, that is
a more severe form of the disease. There is erythrodermic psoriasis,
with red skin, quite like one large burn. It is very important to recognize
the different presentations so as offer proper treatment because
several types of care are available. Today, we know that other diseases
can accompany psoriasis. It is very important
to know the facts because the treatment we receive will also have impact on the future. There is psoriatic arthritis, a joint disease that affects
up to 30 percent of the patients. There is also a rise in frequency
of inflamed-intestinal diseases. We know there is a tendency
towards heart disease or a higher frequency
of ischemic heart disease. Today, we know that there are
a number of possible treatments, including localized treatments,
and systemic treatments. We know of the positive effects
of the Dead Sea that we can especially
benefit from here in Israel, or phototherapy, a treatment
that resembles the Dead Sea and in the correct situations, can provide excellent results
in a high percentage of cases. We know that biological treatments
are also offered and have changed the approach
towards treatments in general. Today, we can treat
a large number of diseases. Psoriasis can present itself
in many different shapes and forms but all can be treated. One must remember
that it is a chronic disease but can be significantly relieved. It’s important to remember
that it is not contagious. and it is important to consult
a skin doctor for a correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

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