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What Is Psoriasis (cont.)

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Psoriasis Pictures

Media file 1: Plaque psoriasis on the elbow. Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Plaque psoriasis on the elbow

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Media file 2: Guttate psoriasis. Red drop-like lesions are found on the skin. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Guttate psoriasis

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Media file 3: A close-up view of guttate psoriasis. Notice the salmon-pink (red) drop-like lesions. Fine scales can be seen on the lesions. These scales are much finer than those associated with plaque psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
A close-up view of guttate psoriasis

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Media file 4: 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.
Plaque psoriasis with fissures

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Media file 5: Plaque psoriasis on the back. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Plaque psoriasis on the back

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Media file 6: Severe plaque psoriasis. Note the classic red color and scales or plaque. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Severe plaque psoriasis

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Media file 7: Pustular psoriasis. Note the clearly defined, raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus (pustules). The skin under and around these bumps is reddish. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Pustular psoriasis

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Media file 8: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, a type of pustular psoriasis that appears on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis

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REFERENCES:

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

Weigle, Nancy, and Sarah McBane. "Psoriasis." Am Fam Physician. 87.9 (2013): 626-633.


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