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DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 7 TYPES OF PSORIASIS?
1) Plaque Psoriasis
Psoriasis is an inherited systemic inflammatory disease of immune dysfunction whose most obvious clinical feature is plaque of elevated, inflamed skin. Plaques are scaly, red, bumpy areas of skin that are often itchy. This is the most common type. About 8 in 10 people with psoriasis have this kind. You may hear your doctor call it "psoriasis vulgaris."
2) Guttate Psoriasis
Guttate [GUH-tate] psoriasis is a form of psoriasis that often starts in childhood or young adulthood. This is the second most common type of psoriasis, after plaque psoriasis. About 10 percent of people who get psoriasis develop guttate psoriasis.
3) Inverse Psoriasis
Inverse psoriasis (also known as (intertriginous psoriasis) shows up as very red lesions in body folds. It may appear smooth and shiny. Many people have another type of psoriasis elsewhere on the body at the same time.
4) Pustular Psoriasis
Pustular [PUHS-choo-lar] psoriasis is characterized by white pustules (blisters of noninfectious pus) surrounded by red skin. The pus consists of white blood cells. It is not an infection, nor is it contagious.
5) Erythrodermic Psoriasis
Erythrodermic [eh-REETH-ro-der-mik] psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that often affects most of the body surface. It may occur in association with von Zumbusch pustular psoriasis. It is a rare type of psoriasis, occurring once or more during the lifetime of 3 percent of people who have psoriasis. It generally appears on people who have unstable plaque psoriasis. This means the lesions are not clearly defined. Widespread, fiery redness and exfoliation of the skin characterize this form. Severe itching and pain often accompanies it.
6) Nail Psoriasis
Only 5% of patients present with typical nail psoriasis as an isolated disorder; most patients have plaque psoriasis. About 50–80% have psoriatic arthritis, particularly arthritis mutilans. Patients with nail psoriasis may be of any age or race. Nail dystrophy is often precipitated or aggravated by trauma.
7) Psoriatic Arthritis
Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.
Psoriatic arthritis can develop at any time, but it most commonly appears between the ages of 30 and 50. Genes, the immune system and environmental factors are all believed to play a role in the onset of the disease.