Psoriasis is a genetic disorder of the skin that effect 1% of the population, which means in Bangalore with a population of 60 lakhs, there would be 60000 people with psoriasis. By genetic disorder is meant a disorder resulting from defect in the gene and not necessarily herediatary. Many people with psoriasis may have another family member with psoriasis. Through a genetic disorder, psoriasis begins in 80% of the people who get it after the age of 30 about 10% get it before 30 years of age and 10% after 60 years of age. Any age factors seems necessary for the gene to express itself. If one parent has psoriasis, the chance of the child getting it is about 16% and if both parents have it, the risk is around 50% or over.
2019-03-16  Read More