She writes, “the baboon-man is my psoriasis... an illness that sticks to the skin and only wakes up when you no longer expect it.”
In ringworm all the patches tend to clear up in the centre; in psoriasis this is rarely, if ever, so.
psoriasis septennis, is the medical name for the "Seven year Itch!"
How is pityriasis rosea distinguished from ringworm, psoriasis and the squamous syphiloderm?
At what age does psoriasis usually first make its appearance?
Does the disease bear any resemblance to the miliary papular syphilide, psoriasis, and papular eczema?
How are you to distinguish the papulo-squamous syphiloderm from psoriasis?
In this way lupus, psoriasis, chronic eczema, and some of the syphilodermata have been relieved.
In ichthyosis, lepra, psoriasis, and some other scaly skin diseases.
How is ringworm of the general surface to be distinguished from eczema, psoriasis and seborrhœa?
1680s, from medical Latin psoriasis, in Late Latin "mange, scurvy," from Greek psoriasis "being itchy," from psorian "to have the itch," from psora "itch, mange, scab," related to psen "to rub" (see psilo-). Related: Psoriatic.
psoriasis pso·ri·a·sis (sə-rī'ə-sĭs)
A noncontagious inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurring reddish patches covered with silvery scales.