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Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition and it can't be spread through contact, because it can be a genetic disease.

There are a number of different types of psoriasis. Plaque Psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. It usually appears as patches of dry, raised, red skin covered with a flaky white build-up.

Other Types of Psoriasis differ symptoms and levels of severity.   These include, Guttate Psoriasis, which commonly starts in childhood; Erythrodermic Psoriasis which is a particularly inflammatory type of psoriasis and the least common form of the disease;   Pustular Psoriasis which is characterized by the appearance of non-infectious, pus-filled blisters and is sometimes accompanied by severe itching, fever, or chills; Palmoplantar Psoriasis which is similar to postular psoriasis and develops in the fleshy areas of the hands or feet and finally Scalp Psoriasis, where lesions may appear on the hairline.

If you would like to learn more about the different types, symptoms, as well as knowing the treatment options then visit our Psoriasis Quick Guide which also contains a number of useful leafelts, questionnaires and other tools.

Last Updated 09-09-2009