When does a person get psoriasis?
Psoriasis can begin at any age. Children, teenagers, and adults get psoriasis. Even babies can get psoriasis. There is, however, a peak period for developing this disease—between 20 to 30 years of age. Most people who get psoriasis will develop it before their 40th birthday. You can also get psoriasis later in life. A peak period for developing late-onset psoriasis is between 50 to 60 years of age. Women tend to develop psoriasis at a younger age than men.
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