Plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis, affects about 4 million people in the United States. Check out 13 photos of this autoimmune condition. Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. Psoriasis is a common and chronic skin disorder but treatable skin disorder that affects 1 -2 of people in the U. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form and appears as elevated plaques of red skin covered with silvery scale that may itch or burn.
Guttate psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis in children. This particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis can be the first sign of the disease but often develops in patients with a history of plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis usually presents with symmetrically distributed, red, scaly plaques with well-defined edges. The most common sites are scalp, elbows and knees, but any part of the skin can be involved. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of thickened, inflamed, red skin, often covered with silvery scales.
Psoriasis is most common in fair-skinned people and extremely rare in dark-skinned individuals. Plaque psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris), the most common form of the disease, is characterized by small, red bumps that enlarge, become inflamed, and form scales. As the skin cells die, they form silvery scales that eventually flake off. This is the most common form of the disease, accounting for about 80 to 90 percent of cases. Inverse psoriasis is so named because it’s most common in areas usually spared by the more common plaque-like psoriasis.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common type of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic immune system disease of the skin that occurs when skin cells grow too quickly.