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Psoriasis can appear on the skin in a variety of ways, with each type of psoriasis having very distinct symptoms and characteristics. Patients typically have only one type of psoriasis at a time.
It's important to know—and share with others—that no matter the type, psoriasis is not contagious.
Learn about the 5 different types of psoriasis and the symptoms associated with them.
Up to 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
No, psoriasis is a disease of the immune system, and is not something you can catch.
About 1 out of 3 people with psoriasis report having a relative with the disease. Speak with your doctor about your genetic history.