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Psoriasis

Psoriasis plaque on a knee

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly. The result is thick white or red patches of skin. The patches (called plaques) can range in size from small to large. They usually occur on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back.

Current as of: July 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine

Amy McMichael MD - Dermatology

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