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5. Picture of Psoriasis Vulgaris Soles
Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common form of psoriasis; "vulgaris" means common. Psoriasis vulgaris is also known as plaque psoriasis because the condition is characterized by red, raised, well-defined plaques on the skin. Psoriasis vulgaris can occur on the hands, feet, scalp, knees, elbows, and lower back. This condition does not have a known cause, but genetic and environmental factors are believed to play a role. Topical creams, lotions, and sprays can help relieve psoriasis symptoms. Prescription medications, injections, and ultraviolet light treatment may also provide relief. Psoriasis cannot be prevented, but avoiding triggers may help reduce the risk of outbreaks.
Text Reference: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, vol. 26, 2013: "Psoriasis Vulgaris: An Evidence-Based Guide for Primary Care"
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