Psoriasis is a very common skin condition (around 6% of the population experiences psoriasis). It is characterized by the appearance thick, reddish patches covered with silvery scales. The regions of the body concerned will often be the elbows, knees, scalp, buttocks or lower back.
There are different kinds of psoriasis.
- Psoriasis vulgaris: the most common form, with plaques as defined above.
- Classic psoriasis: smaller plates scattered on the body. Often before age of 20.
- Psoriasis of the scalp: as psoriasis vulgaris, but centralized on the scalp. Thick plates cause itching, scaling form of large flakes or bleeding.
- Nummular Psoriasis: plates the size of a coin.
- Inverse psoriasis (psoriasis folds): slightly scaly plaques located in the folds of the skin.
In many cases, psoriasis is associated with eczema. We have listed below a few eczema psoriasis pictures, purely for information purposes: