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Psoriasis and the Role of Immunological Memory

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Things can become markedly worse as a series of misplaced immune responses are triggered. Swelling and a quicker than normal turnover of skin cells takes place.

Matters can deteriorate when infections, weather changes, stressors and some medications enter the scene. Severity of psoriasis symptoms can wax and wane without predictability and without warning.

Psoriasis often seems to run in families which strongly suggests a genetic component. Research has identified certain genes that are linked to psoriasis. More research is needed.

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Fault in Immune Memory Causes Atopic Eczema and Psoriasis, Study Finds. Sciencedaily.com. Web. August 17, 2011.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110722130250.htm

What are T Cells? Wisegeek.com. Web. August 17, 2011.
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Immunological memory. NCBI. U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Web. August 17, 2011.
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Psoriasis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. Web. August 17, 2011.
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Psoriasis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. Web. August 17, 2011.
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Reviewed August 18, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.

Visit Jody's website and blog at http://www.ncubator.ca and http://ncubator.ca/blogger

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