Psoriasis Pictures Slideshow: See Moderate to Severe Forms of this Common Skin Condition

Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Thursday, January 12, 2012

A person suffers from psoriasis on their arm.

Psoriasis affects 7.5 million to 8.5 million people in the U.S.

Female researcher looks into a microscope in a laboratory.

There are different types of psoriasis.

This is an example of psoriasis vulgaris (plaque psoriasis) on the elbow.

A male patient suffers from guttate psoriasis.

A patient suffers from inverse psoriasis.

A patient with pustular psoriasis displays clearly defined, raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus (pustules).

A patient suffers from erythrodermic psoriasis.

A woman is diagnosed with psoriasis of the scalp.

Characteristics of psoriatic arthritis include nail changes, distal interphalangeal joint swelling, and sausage digits.

A patient suffers from psoriasis of the nails.

A doctor examines a patient with psoriasis.

A young person tends to an elderly person with psoriasis.

A doctor discusses a baby's psoriasis with her mother.

A dermatologist puts on gloves prior to an exam.

A person squeezes ointment onto their finger.

A woman uses a UV phototherapy system in her home to treat her psoriasis.

Systemic agents are drugs given by mouth or injection to treat psoriasis.

Psoriasis research holds great promise for the future.

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