Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Types of Psoriasis
The major types of psoriasis include the following.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common type.
Most people with psoriasis have this type. Symptoms of plaque
Guttate psoriasis affects a small number of people who have psoriasis. It is also called raindrop psoriasis.
People with guttate psoriasis may have:
Psoriatic arthritis affects a small number of
people who have psoriasis. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include:
Inverse psoriasis includes sores that are:
Pustular psoriasis is another type, and its
Erythroderma, or exfoliative psoriasis, is an
extremely rare form that may be disabling or fatal. People with erythroderma
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofOctober 13, 2016
Current as of:
October 13, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2016 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.