Most people think of psoriasis as a skin disorder with patchy silvery plaques that form on the elbows, arms, knees and back. But it is a genetic condition that can also affect the nails and 1/3 of patients develop psoriatic arthritis. It is actually a very common disorder with wide variation in skin, joint and nail involvement. The condition can come and go and there are a number of treatments to control symptoms, but no cure.
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Education is the key. If everyone understood the skin and nail changes of this condition they would know there is nothing weird about it and nothing to fear.