Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a life-long, non-contagious skin disease that causes dry, red, scaly patches (called lesions) on the skin.  These lesions can make the skin itch, burn, flake, or bleed. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, involves patches of raised, red skin covered with a silvery, white, flaky scale.

There are several major types of psoriasis: