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 ofApril 17, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology