• Psoriasis Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Autoimmune disorder: A condition in which the body's defense system attacks healthy cells of the body mistaking them for harmful foreign substances.
  • Flare up: A sudden increase in the symptoms or intensity of symptoms
  • Electrolyte imbalance: Disturbance in the levels of various important electrolytes in the body such as sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, etc.
  • Debilitating: Making a person very weak
  • Inverse Psoriasis: Psoriasis affecting those parts of the body that are normally hidden from view such as skin folds, under the breasts, armpits, buttocks, etc.
  • Guttate: Resembling drops
  • Erythrodermic: Any condition with excessive and abnormal redness
  • Antibodies: A specialized protein produced by the body's defense system to counteract a specific antigen.
  • Crohn's disease: A type of inflammatory bowel disease causing abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting and weight loss