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Nail Psoriasis (cont.)

Nail Psoriasis Causes and Risk Factors

Psoriasis is not contagious. How psoriasis of the nails develops is not completely known. It appears to result from a combination of genetic (inherited), immunologic, and environmental factors.

Psoriasis tends to run in families. About 40% of people with psoriasis have a first-degree relative who is known to have the condition. If both parents have psoriasis, a person's risk is up to 75%. Males and females are equally likely to have psoriasis. Psoriasis can occur in people of all races.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/8/2015

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