Gallery of Psoriasis Photos

Psoriasis Vulgaris of the Knees

Thickened, red, slightly scaly plaques on the knees. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Psoriasis can take many appearances, but typically red scaly plaques are seen.

The elbows and knees are favorite places of psoriasis.

Psoriasis Vulgaris on the Elbows

Psoriasis Vulgaris. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Psoriasis of the Elbows

Plaque type psoriasis can often be found on the elbow and knees.

Nail pits as seen in psoriasis

Nail Pitting in Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Nail pits are a helpful diagnostic sign in psoriasis

Nail pitting is uncommon in normal nails, but is often seen in patients with psoriasis.

Onycholysis - Lifitng off of the nail

Onycholysis, lifting of the nails. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Onycholysisis the name given to lifting of the nails, a commonly seen feature in psoriasis of the nails.

Onycholysis is where the nail literally lifts up off the end of the finger, in this case due to psoriasis.

Psoriasis of the Feet

Typical Plantar Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Severe psoriasis of the feet can sometimes limit a person's activities and work ability.

Plaque-Type Psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Common plaque-type psoriasis, also called "psoriasis vulgaris."

The Umbilicus - a Favorite Spot for Psoriasis

The umbilicus is a favorite spot for psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Psoriasis has a few favorite spots it likes to involve including the umbilicus, or belly button.

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris - a Psoriasis Mimic

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris, a mimic of Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris is a relatively rare rash which can mimic psoriasis.

Psoriasis of the Scalp

Scalp Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Psoriasis often affects the scalp causing a scaly and sometimes severe type of dandruff.

Fungal Infection of the Hand

Tinea Manum - a fungal infection which can be confused with psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Psoriasis of the Leg with Associated Swelling

Leg and Foot Swelling is Common in Severe Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

A severe flare of psoriasis involving the lower legs is often accompanied by swelling called edema.

Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis - small spots on the arms. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Small red dots like drops can be triggered by streptococcus infection. Guttate means "drop-like" hence the term guttate psoriasis.

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma

Mycosis Fungoides, a malignant skin rash which mimics psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Not every scaly red rash is psoriasis. CTCL, a type of skin lymphoma sometimes called mycosis fungoides, can be confused with psoriasis at times.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Exfoliative Erythroderma - the "red man". © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

When psoriasis covers most of the body, it has caused a condition called erythrodermic soriasis, sometimes referred to as the "red man" syndrome.

Plantar Psoriasis

A Severe Flare of Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Very thick "hyperkeratotic" plaques of skin can form when psoriasis involves the palms or soles.

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis can affect the joints causing Psoriatic Arthritis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

A patient with psoriasis who needs a cane may in fact be suffering from psoriatic arthritis.

Palmar Psoriasis

Typical Palmar Psoriasis. © Dean R. Goodless, M.D.

Psoriasis commonly affects the palms and soles. If this affects work or walking, then the psoriasis could be classified as severe.

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