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What Increases Your Risk
Many doctors believe that psoriasis may be passed down from parents to their children (inherited). This is because certain genes are found in families who are affected by psoriasis.2 About one-third of people who have psoriasis have one or more family members with the condition.1
Other factors that can contribute to the development of psoriasis include:
When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
If you are currently being treated for psoriasis, call your doctor if you:
Who To See
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat psoriasis include:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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