The first references about psoriasis in Romania dates back to the nineteenth century though, even Stefan cel Mare may have suffered from this disease. Throughout history, most of the times, the skin lesions of psoriasis were labeled as „ringworm“(“pecingine”) or even leprosy and were considered contagious.
Along with the development of european medicine and dermatological disease classification was the psoriasis term
was introduced in medical practice correctly.
Even today, the term psoriasis has multifaceted meanings, as an entity comprising skin and joint manifestations and involves more organs.