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Kim Kardashian Stress Causing Heavy Psoriasis Outbreak

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Despite Kim Kardashian’s cool demeanor since her marriage meltdown, she’s suffering from a major outbreak of psoriasis on her legs. The affliction, which is hereditary, is often triggered by stress.

Kim, 31, was spotted on Thursday (Feb. 2) arriving at Miami International Airport. The outbreak was clearly visible in photos taken by waiting paparazzi. It looks like the outbreak is significant.

The reality television queen revealed she suffered from the autoimmune disease last June on her show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” She visited a dermatologist in Los Angeles after red, flaky patches appeared on her legs.

Kardashian’s mother, Kris Jenner, was also diagnosed with psoriasis at the age of 30.

Outbreaks can surface anytime, and usually become more prominent with age and the immune system declines. The disorder causes rapid skin cell growth that create itchy dry red patches on the skin.

“People don’t understand the pressure on me to look perfect,” Kardashian said “When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines. Imagine what the tabloids would do to me if they saw all these spots?”

Her doctor advised her to “lead an easier, slower paced life.”

“That’s just not possible,” she replied.

Indeed, her life since then has been anything but. In Oct. she announced that she was divorcing husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage and a blowout $18 million wedding. Since then, her image has collapsed in a torrid backlash.

Kardashian tried to use her other reality show, “Kourtney & Kim Take New York,” to paint Humphries as a lout to justify her decision. But the move largely backfired after TheImproper and other outlets revealed that scenes appeared to have been faked.

“Celebrities with psoriasis are under intense pressure, and stress is a trigger for psoriasis,” Catie Coman, a spokesperson for the National Psoriasis Foundation told ABC News.

Most types of psoriasis flare up for a few weeks or months, then subside for a period of time. It is not infectious.

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