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Could I have psoriasis?

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Who gets psoriasis?

Psoriasis is common. but some people have a greater risk of developing it. Do you?

Plaque psoriasis on knees
What are signs that I could have psoriasis?

Dry, thick, and raised patches on the skin are a common sign of psoriasis. Here are other signs that you might have psoriasis.

Legs of young women with diverse skin tones
Can signs of psoriasis vary with skin tone?

Your skin tone can affect what you see when psoriasis develops. See what can differ.

Multi-ethnic families at a park
When does a person get psoriasis?

There are two peak times in your life when psoriasis is most likely to develop. Are you in one of these age groups?

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Can a child have psoriasis?

Children develop all the types of psoriasis that adults do. Children, however, are more likely than adults to develop this type of psoriasis.

Adult man scratching itchy arm while standing outside
Types of psoriasis: Can you have more than one?

Some people develop more than one type of psoriasis. Discover how this can happen.

psoriasis on elbow
How could I get psoriasis?

Psoriasis is not contagious. This is how people develop it.

Dermatologist examines the condition of the skin of a patient
How is psoriasis diagnosed?

When you see a board-certified dermatologist, diagnosis begins with the doctor looking at your skin. Here’s what else you can expect.

Patient asking dermatologist a question during office visit
Psoriasis or eczema: What’s the difference?

These two conditions can look alike. Watch as board-certified dermatologist Amy Paller, MD, FAAD, explains how these differ.