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Is scalp psoriasis common?

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About half of the estimated 7.5 million Americans with psoriasis - which can affect any skin surface - have it on the scalp. Sometimes the scalp is the only place they have it, but that’s uncommon.

From: Scalp Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "What Is Scalp Psoriasis?"

American Academy of Dermatology: "Understanding Scalp Psoriasis May Head Off Hair Loss."

FDA. “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Scalp Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2017

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