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How is pustular psoriasis diagnosed?

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You'll see a dermatologist (skin doctor) who will ask about your symptoms, your medical history, and any family history of psoriasis. He or she may need to take a small sample of your inflamed skin to look at under a microscope. That's called a biopsy.

From: What Is Pustular Psoriasis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Pustular Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and answers about psoriasis."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Pustular psoriasis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment."

Dermnet New Zealand: "Generalised pustular psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on February 22, 2017

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Pustular Psoriasis."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Questions and answers about psoriasis."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Pustular psoriasis."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment."

Dermnet New Zealand: "Generalised pustular psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on February 22, 2017

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