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How is psoriasis diagnosed?

A doctor can usually diagnose psoriasis by looking at the skin and conducting a physical examination. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, causes silvery, scaly patches on the knees and elbows, with reddened skin underneath them.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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