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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as of 11:14 AM ET

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  • Kim Kardashian diagnosed with psoriasis, report says

    Kim Kardashian makes a living off of having a perfect appearance, so when the reality star stepped out several times with mysterious red marks on her skin, the gossip world was buzzing.

    But according to a new report from Life and Style Weekly, the star is suffering from the skin condition psoriasis.

    According to the report, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner also suffers from the condition, which is characterized by dry skin.

    (X17 Online)

    “I’d heard of it before because my mom has always had it, but she didn’t have red flaky dots all over her,” the 30-year-old star said.

    “When I gain a pound, it’s in the headlines, so imagine what the tabloids will do to me when they see all these spots,” the magazine quoted her as saying.

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    “There’s a large genetic component,” dermatologist Jordana S. Gilman tells the magazine.

    She also added that the condition is manageable with treatment options ranging from “creams to pills to injectable medications.”

    “If managed properly, it can be kept under control and she can live a perfectly normal life,” Gilman said.

    Kim’s thoughts on the condition will be featured in an upcoming episode of her reality show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”

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