When does a person get psoriasis?

Most people develop psoriasis before their 40th birthday. The peak period for developing psoriasis is between 20 and 30 years of age.

Psoriasis can begin at any age. Children, teenagers, and adults get psoriasis. Even babies can get psoriasis.

There is, however, a peak period for developing this disease — between 20 to 30 years of age. Most people who get psoriasis will develop it before their 40th birthday.

You can also get psoriasis later in life. A peak period for developing late-onset psoriasis is between 50 to 60 years of age.

Women tend to develop psoriasis at a younger age than men.


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van de Kerkhof PCM and Schlkwijk J. (2008) “Psoriasis.” In: Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL, et al. editors. Dermatology, 2nd ed. Spain, Mosby Elsevier: p. 115.

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