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Plaque Psoriasis (cont.)

Plaque Psoriasis Causes and Risk Factors

Like many other diseases, there is a significant interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Certain mutations pave the way for the development of the disease. It seems likely that more than one mutation in more than one gene is necessary to develop psoriasis. Once the genes are inherited, some sort of environmental factor is necessary to activate it. Such a factor could be a common viral or bacterial infection or simple injury.

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