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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is psoriasis contagious?

    My flatemate has psoriasis so we have a lot of contact. We share the same kitchen, bathroom and sometimes she even borrows my clothes. Am I at risk for getting psoriasis?
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  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    No.  It is a genetic condition.

    Rod Sinclair
    Professor of Dermatology
    Epworth Hospital

  • Prof Rodney Sinclair

    Dermatologist (Skin Specialist)

    Professor Sinclair is a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne and Director of Sinclair Dermatology. He is past-president of the Australasian Society for … View Profile

    Psoriasis is an inflammation of the skin.  It is NOT contageous.


    Rod Sinclair
    Epworth Dermatology

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