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English translation: plaque psoriasis

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Italian term or phrase:psoriasi a placche
English translation:plaque psoriasis
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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00:48 May 7, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Italian term or phrase: psoriasi a placche
is this discoid psoriasis, or is it something else?
Francesca
Plaque psoriasis
Explanation:
Plaque
Plaque psoriasis is the most typical form of the disease—four out of five people with psoriasis have this type. A "plaque" is the name used to describe the well-defined patches of red, raised skin, and the word "lesion" is also commonly used. The technical name for plaque psoriasis is psoriasis vulgaris (vulgaris means common).

The flaky, silvery white buildup on top of the plaques is called scale; it is composed of dead skin cells. This scale comes loose and sheds constantly from the plaques. Skin affected with psoriasis is generally very dry, and other possible symptoms include skin pain, itching and cracking. (http://www.psoriasis.org/b200.htm)
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Brigitte Gendebien
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naPlaque psoriasis
Brigitte Gendebien


  

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Plaque psoriasis


Explanation:
Plaque
Plaque psoriasis is the most typical form of the disease—four out of five people with psoriasis have this type. A "plaque" is the name used to describe the well-defined patches of red, raised skin, and the word "lesion" is also commonly used. The technical name for plaque psoriasis is psoriasis vulgaris (vulgaris means common).

The flaky, silvery white buildup on top of the plaques is called scale; it is composed of dead skin cells. This scale comes loose and sheds constantly from the plaques. Skin affected with psoriasis is generally very dry, and other possible symptoms include skin pain, itching and cracking. (http://www.psoriasis.org/b200.htm)



    Reference: http://www.pharmalicensing.com/licensing/displicopp/56
    Reference: http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane/revabstr/ab001976.htm
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 07:31
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 98
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