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Woman's battle with long-term skin condition that battered her mental health

When Kirsty Crook first noticed a tiny red patch on her forehead about 10 years ago, she thought little of it. But in time more vicious blotches sprang up until her scalp, face, back, legs and groin were covered. Initially, she was diagnosed with the skin condition psoriasis, but that developed into psoriatic arthritis, where the immune system attacks healthy tissue.

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