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Medical Reference Related to Psoriasis

  1. Choosing a Treatment for Psoriasis

    Just as there isn't a cure for psoriasis, there isn't a perfect treatment either. Learn about psoriasis treatment options here.

  2. Understanding Psoriasis -- the Basics

    WebMD's guide to psoriasis, including types, symptoms, and causes.

  3. Understanding Psoriasis -- Symptoms

    WebMD's guide to the symptoms of psoriasis.

  4. Understanding Psoriasis -- Treatment

    WebMD's guide to various treatments for psoriasis, including drugs, natural treatments, light therapy, and diet.

  5. Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a chronic,inflammatory skin disease characterized by dry,reddish (erythematous),thickened patches of skin that are covered with silvery-gray scales. These patches may be referred to as papules or plaques and most often affect the scalp,elbows,knees,hands,feet and/or lower back. The plaques may be intensely itchy (pruritis) or sore. In some cases,individuals with psoriasis ...

  6. Psoriasis Vulgaris Plaque

    Psoriasis vulgaris, Koebner phenomenon. Well-delineated erythematous plaque with a silvery-white scale characteristic of psoriasis.

  7. Psoriasis Vulgaris Erythematous

    Psoriasis vulgaris. Well-delineated erythematous plaque located on the elbow of a child with psoriasis.

  8. Psoriasis Vulgaris

    Psoriasis vulgaris, scalp and nail findings. Pinpoint pits and distal onycholysis (so-called "oil-spot" discoloration) seen in the fingernails of a child with psoriasis.

  9. Stress and Psoriasis

    Studies have shown that stress and psoriasis go together. In fact, some people have their first flare of psoriasis during a particularly stressful time.

  10. Pustular Psoriasis

    Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of pustular psoriasis, a rare form of the skin disease that can be life-threatening.

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