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Plaque Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an immune disease that occurs in over 8 million adults in the US.

About 90% of people with psoriasis have plaque psoriasis, which is characterized by “plaques,” or raised, red areas of skin covered with a silver or white layer of dead skin cells.

Psoriatic plaques can appear on any area of the body, but most often appear on the scalp, knees, elbows, trunk, and limbs. These plaques are often itchy and sometimes painful. Plaques in certain anatomical areas—including the face, elbows and knees, scalp, genitals, and intertriginous areas (where two skin areas may touch or rub together)—present particular treatment challenges.

Patient with plaque psoriasis on bent elbow

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