Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a very uncomfortable and disfiguring skin disorder that comes and goes in cycles of remissions and flare-ups over a lifetime.


There are several different forms of psoriasis with specific characteristics:

Psoriasis vulgaris is commonest plaque type

Psoriasis Vulgaris

Psoriatic arthritis is a joint disease associated with psoriasis. It involves inflammation of any joints (arthritis), although the joints of the hands, knees, and ankles tend to be most commonly affected

Psoriatic Arthritis

Guttate psoriasis shows as small, drop-like spots and often starts in childhood or young adulthood and mainly occur on torso and limbs

Guttate psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis occurs in the folds of the underarms, navel, groin, and buttocks and is characterized by bright red, shiny lesions

Inverse psoriasis

Pustular psoriasis shows as small, pus-filled yellowish blisters on the palms of the hands and/or feet

Pustular psoriasis

Palmoplantar psoriasis involves the palms and the soles

Palmoplantar psoriasis

Erythrodermic psoriasis is characterized by the periodic, fiery redness of the skin and shedding of scales

Erythrodermic psoriasis

Nail psoriasis produces yellow pitted nails that can be confused with nail fungus

Nail psoriasis

Scalp psoriasis causes localized hair loss, plenty of dandruff, and severe itching

Scalp psoriasis

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