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Psoriasis in Adolescents (19)
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation. It is the most prevalent autoimmune disorder in the United States, affecting approximately 7.5 million people. Psoriasis often surfaces during adolescence, and one-third of affected patients are diagnosed before age 20. The cause is undetermined, but it appears to arise from multiple genetic risk factors as well as exposures to environmental stimuli such as beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection, human immunodeficiency virus, stress and medications such as beta blockers and lithium. Abnormal functioning of T cells triggers inflammation and the immune response in the skin. Diagnosis is usually made based on clinical appearance, but a skin biopsy may be required to differentiate psoriasis from other conditions.

This offering expired on April 2, 2014
   Course Material: Psoriasis in Adolescents
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(Grade to pass: 70%, 2 tries)

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Course NameCreditsCost
Psoriasis in Adolescents2$10

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