FACT: The most common form of the condition is plaque psoriasis, found in about 80% of people with psoriasis.
Psoriasis is far from a one-size-fits-all disease. There are several different types of psoriasis, and each has its own distinct set of symptoms and characteristics, so it’s important to know the differences.
Talk to a dermatologist if you think you have any of the signs or symptoms of psoriasis.
The most common form of psoriasis, found in about 80% of people with the condition.
Raised, inflamed, red lesions on the skin covered with scaly, silvery plaques.
Elbows, knees, scalp, back, and lower back. Also found on nails, legs, hands, genitals, and breasts.
This type of psoriasis often starts in childhood or young adulthood, with spots that are not usually as thick as plaque lesions.
Small, pink, individual spots.
Torso, arms, and legs.
Pustular psoriasis is mostly seen in adults, and can be either localized or cover most of the body.
Yellowish blisters of noninfectious pus surrounded by red skin.
Localized to certain areas, such as hands and feet, or covering the body.
Inverse psoriasis is usually found in skin folds around the body, sometimes around genitals and buttocks.
Bright red lesions that are smooth and shiny.
Armpits, groin, under the breasts, and skin folds around the genitals and buttocks.
A particularly severe form of psoriasis affecting most of the body surface area.
Widespread, fiery redness of the skin and shedding of scales in sheets.
Most of the body surface.