Definition of psoriasis in English:


Pronunciation /səˈrīəsəs/ /səˈraɪəsəs/

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  • A skin disease marked by red, itchy, scaly patches.

    ‘Oral methotrexate tablets are commonly used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and severe psoriasis.’
    • ‘You might scratch the skin because it is itchy due to eczema or psoriasis inside the ear.’
    • ‘Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments are applied to the skin to reduce inflammation in conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.’
    • ‘Fungal rashes can sometimes be confused with other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.’
    • ‘Psoralens sensitise the skin to ultraviolet light and are used in light therapy for vitiligo and psoriasis.’


Late 17th century modern Latin, from Greek psōriasis, from psōrian ‘have an itch’, from psōra ‘itch’.