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Skin

27 July 2011

Kim Kardashian has psoriasis

Kim Kardashian appears to have developed the skin disease psoriasis, but is her modelling career really over? Read more about the condition here.

In a report on the UK newspaper the Daily Mail, Kim Kardashian is apparently "horrified to discover that she has developed the skin disease psoriasis" in an episode of the popular Keeping Up with the Kardashians, aired in the UK last night.

Psoriasis is a common skin disorder and one of the most baffling and persistent. Underlying skin cells on the knees, elbows and scalp of sufferers multiply up to 10 times faster than normal; as they pile up on the surface, they cause raised, white-scaled patches. The reason for the rapid cell growth is unknown, but outbreaks are triggered by the immune system.

 

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