Types of Psoriasis

The type of psoriasis you have is determined by the appearance and location of the lesions. There are three main forms of psoriasis and a fourth which is uncommon and questionable as to its relationship to psoriasis. The three main forms of psoriasis are discoid, guttate and flexural.

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Nail Psoriasis

It is believed that up to 50% of people affected with psoriasis will experience some degree of nail psoriasis. This is a chronic problem that usually affects the fingernails but can also affect the toenails.

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Arthritic Psoriasis

The symptoms of psoriatic arthritis are similar to those of rheumatoid arthritis, although they are often not as severe. They include pain, stiffness and swelling in and around a joint, decreased movement, morning stiffness and tiredness. Redness and pain of the eye may also occur in association with this condition.

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