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Psoriasis - Exams and Tests

Your doctor can often recognize psoriasis by looking at your skin, scalp, and nails.

Tests aren't usually needed. But one or more of the following tests may be done:

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Understanding Psoriasis -- Symptoms

The symptoms of psoriasis include: Areas of itchy, scaly skin on the scalp, knees, elbows, and upper body; these deep-pink, raised plaques of skin have white scales. Psoriasis on fingernails and toenails can make the nails become thick, pitted, and discolored; nails may separate from underlying nail bed. Red, scaly, cracked skin with tiny pustules on the palms of the hands and/or feet; you may have pustular psoriasis. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include: Stiffness, pain, a...

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Last Updated: January 09, 2012
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