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The Biology Behind Eczema and Psoriasis

By: Claudia C. Aguirre, PhD
Posted: June 29, 2012, from the July 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Erythrodermic psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that affects most of the body surface.

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that affects most of the body surface.

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