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Where does psoriasis appear on the body?

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Psoriasis often shows up on places like your:

You may also have patches on other areas, such as:

  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Scalp and face
  • Lower back
  • Palms of your hands
  • Soles of your feet
  • Fingernails and toenails
  • Mouth and lips
  • Eyelids
  • Ears
  • Skin folds

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. , April 2011. Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. , April 2011. Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2018

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