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Famous folks with psoriasis

Published 8:51 AM ET, Wed January 1, 2014
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CNN International anchor Zain Verjee has psoriasis, a disease that can consist of raised, inflamed skin patches covered by silvery flakes of dead skin cells or scales. Verjee is one of many public figures who deal with the effects of the sometimes debilitating disorder. Click through the gallery to view other recognizable people who have psoriasis. Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc.
TV host Stacy London of "What Not to Wear," the show on which she trains people to dress well for their bodies, wrote about her struggle with psoriasis in her book "The Truth About Style." Aaron Davidson/Getty
Singer Art Garfunkel has said he soaked in the Dead Sea during a trip to Israel to treat his psoriasis. Getty Images
Actor Jerry Mathers, who played The Beaver on "Leave It to Beaver" has spoken openly about his battle with psoriasis and other medical conditions. Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty
Caridee English, who won the title of "America's Next Top Model," built a career in the public eye despite struggling with self-esteem issues due to psoriasis. Charley Gallay/Getty
Comedian Jon Lovitz, formerly of "Saturday Night Live," wrote a column for the Huffington Post about his struggles with the skin disease. "I realized I had to go public with my story and give people like me the hope that they can do something about their psoriasis," wrote the funny man. Chris Pizzell/Getty
Liam Gallagher of Beady Eye and Oasis fame reportedly told MTV that a fan snorted his flaky skin, mistaking the product of psoriasis for cocaine. Matt Kent/WireImage
Television personality Kim Kardashian invited cameras into the doctor's office with her when she was diagnosed with psoriasis while shooting her family's reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." Frazer Harrison/Getty
Kim Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner, also said she has experienced bouts with the skin condition. Noel Vasquez/Getty
Celebrated American novelist John Updike wrote about his battle with psoriasis in a piece for "The New Yorker" titled "At War With My Skin." Michael Brennan/Getty
Singer LeAnn Rimes has campaigned on behalf of psoriasis awareness and openly discussed how the disorder has affected her life. The campaign's tag line: "Stop hiding. Start living." John Shearer/Invision/AP
Director and actor Eli Roth "suffers from psoriasis and once had an outbreak where his skin was cracked and bleeding so badly that he could not walk or wear clothes," according to AskMen.com. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty
The New York Times reported that Baylor University president and former Clinton prosecutor Kenneth Starr was not selected for military service during the Vietnam War because of his psoriasis. Mo Khursheed/Cal Sport Media/AP