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Could Psoriasis Ruin Kim Kardashian's Career?

Tue, July 26, 2011 9:19am EDT by HL Intern 34 Comments

Kim K was recently diagnosed with psoriasis, a skin condition that causes thick redness and irritation of the skin — could it cause the end of her image based career?

Kim Kardashian may have to take time out of her busy schedule — which includes planning for her wedding and protecting her image from clothing lines — in order to treat her mild case of psoriasis.  Psoriasis is a common condition that causes irritated skin to flake off.  Could this disease ruin Kim’s image?

On the most recent episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim rushed to the doctor after she noticed red bumps on her legs.  “I have this rash.  Khloe seems to think that it’s ring worm and I don’t even know what that is,” she explains to Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer.

However, Kim cannot even comprehend when the doctor tells her she has psoriasis.  “Psoriasis?  I cannot have psoriasis.”  She begins to question how this will affect her career.  “My career is doing ad campaigns and swimsuit photoshoots.  People don’t understand the pressure on me to be perfect.”

The skin disease can be caused by many factors: dry air, over-consumption of alcohol, too little or too much sunlight, and viral infections.  However, the biggest factor is stress, which Kim has had a lot of having to plan for her upcoming wedding, on top of staying “perfect” in the spotlight.

Do you HollywoodLifers think psoriasis will damage Kim’s career?

— Michael Emer

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