Fast Five Quiz: Can You Recognize Different Types of Psoriasis?

Dirk M. Elston, MD

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August 11, 2020

Psoriasis is a chronic, complex, multisystem, inflammatory skin disorder. Globally, approximately 125 million individuals are affected by psoriasis, making it a significant public health issue. Genetic predisposition combined with environmental and immunologic factors is believed to influence the pathophysiology of the disease.

Psoriasis is generally divided into five main types: plaque, inverse, guttate, erythrodermic, and pustular psoriasis. Knowledge of psoriasis types leads to early recognition, diagnosis, and management of the physical, psychological, and social impact that patients experience.

How much do you know about the five primary types of psoriasis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

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