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How Does Stigma Affect People With Psoriasis?

Although psoriasis is caused by an autoimmune disorder, some people may mistake the symptoms as a contagious condition. Watch as patient and advocate Alisha Bridges shares her own experiences for coping with the stigma of psoriasis.

Medically reviewed in December 2019.

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