PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When it comes to the skin condition psoriasis and its causes, scientists have taken two views on what triggers it.
Some people view it as an immune disorder that affects the skin. This is known as the “inside-out hypothesis.”READ MORE: 65% Of Philadelphia Employees Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine As Of Tuesday
Others think it is a skin disorder that alters the immune system. That’s called the “outside-in hypothesis.”READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Ahjaon Jackson Shot, Killed While Coming Home From Work With Twin Sister, Philadelphia Police Say
In recent years, most researchers agree that psoriasis causes the other immune system changes.MORE NEWS: Two People, Including At Least 1 Firefighter, Injured In Crash In Philadelphia's West Oak Lane Neighborhood
The reason why this is important is because it will lead future researchers to actually look at not only new treatments for psoriasis, but for links to other conditions associated with immune conditions.