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Psoriasis (cont.)

Psoriasis Pictures

Guttate psoriasis. Red drop-like lesions are found on the skin. This type of psoriasis usually occurs after a streptococcal (bacterial) infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD. Click to view larger image.

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

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

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

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.

Plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science.
Plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science.

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.

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

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology

REFERENCE:

Villaseñor-Park, Jennifer, David Wheeler, and Lisa Grandinetti. "Psoriasis: Evolving Treatment for a Complex Disease." Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 79.6 June 2012: 413-423.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/23/2014
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