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Plaque Psoriasis (cont.)

Plaque Psoriasis Pictures

Picture of plaque psoriasis on the elbow. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis.
Picture of plaque psoriasis on the elbow. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Plaque psoriasis
Plaque psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. Click to view larger image.

Picture of plaque psoriasis.
Picture of plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Division of Dermatology.

Psoriasis on the palms.
Psoriasis on the palms. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Plaque psoriasis with fissures, which are splits in the skin. Fissures usually occur where the skin bends (joints). The skin may bleed and is more susceptible to infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Plaque psoriasis on the back. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Severe plaque psoriasis. Note the classic red color and scales or plaque. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Nail psoriasis. Note the classic pits and yellowish color in the nails.
Nail psoriasis. Note the classic pits and yellowish color in the nails. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

Psoriasis of the scalp.
Psoriasis of the scalp. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

REFERENCES:

Menter, Alan, et al. "Guidelines of Care for the Management of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis." J Am Acad Dermatol 58.5 May 2008: 826-850.

Weigle, Nancy, and Sarah McBane. "Psoriasis." American Family Physician 87.9 May 1, 2013: 626-633.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/16/2015

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