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What does erythrodermic psoriasis look like?

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Fiery red skin from head to toe is the main symptom. Your skin is also covered in scales and peels off in large pieces. It can be very painful and itchy. You might see tiny blisters called pustules that are filled with pus.

Symptoms can develop over time, but they can come on suddenly too.

From: Erythrodermic Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis Case 6: Erythrodermic psoriasis.”

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

Lee, S. June 2006. Yonsei Medical Journal,

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Erythrodermic Psoriasis.”

Rosenbach, M. April 2010. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

UpToDate: “Erythroderma in adults.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis Case 6: Erythrodermic psoriasis.”

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

Lee, S. June 2006. Yonsei Medical Journal,

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Erythrodermic Psoriasis.”

Rosenbach, M. April 2010. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

UpToDate: “Erythroderma in adults.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

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