The major types of psoriasis include the following.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common type. Nearly 90% of people with psoriasis have this type.1 Symptoms of plaque psoriasis include:
Guttate psoriasis is the second most common type, affecting up to 10% of people who have psoriasis.1 It is also called raindrop psoriasis. People with guttate psoriasis may have:
Psoriatic arthritis occurs in 10% to 15% of people who have psoriasis.2 Estimates vary depending on the population being studied and the method of diagnosis. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include:
Inverse psoriasis includes sores that are:
Pustular psoriasis is another type, and its symptoms include:
Erythroderma, or exfoliative psoriasis, is an extremely rare form that may be disabling or fatal. People with erythroderma may have:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology|
|Last Revised||January 9, 2012|
Last Revised: January 9, 2012
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