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Types of Psoriasis

Types of Psoriasis Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic disease of the skin that affects approximately 5.5 million people in the United States. Typical characteristics of psoriasis are red, dry, elevated plaques of skin. Psoriasis is not contagious and can be inherited. A brief overview of each type is provided below.

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