Types of Psoriasis

There are five types of psoriasis: plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic.

Types of psoriasis are defined by their location, severity and appearance. The most common type is plaque psoriasis (80% of people with psoriasis have thisv). A patient can develop more than one type of psoriasisv. It's important to know the type and severity of your psoriasis when talking about treatment plans with your doctor.

Location: Some forms of psoriasis can occur on any part of the body. Other types are typically found on specific parts of the body.

Severity: Each type of psoriasis can vary in its severity and how much of the body it affects. Erythrodermic psoriasis is probably the most severe form of the disease and can affect the entire bodyxii. To determine the severity of your psoriasis, click here.

Appearance: Different types of psoriasis look different. For example, plaque psoriasis consists of red scaly patches of skin, guttate psoriasis appears as small water-drop-shaped sores and nail psoriasis looks like pitting or lifting of the nailsxii. Click on the button to explore the different types of psoriasis.

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