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Psoriasis – Plaque Psoriasis


What is Plaque Psoriasis?

BY Bruce Shane 6 July, 2007

plaque psoriasis on an elbow

Plaque Psoriasis appears as raised red patches of skin covered with silvery scales. It can occur on any part of the body although elbows, knees and the scalp are usual sites. There is often accompanying irritation. Some parts of the body do not have this typical scale. These are areas where two skin surfaces come together as in the natural skin creases and folds e.g. the groin and genital area and underneath women’s breasts. Psoriasis, in these areas can look bright red and shiny rather than scaly.


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