Also called flexural psoriasis, a form of psoriasis found in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and in other flexion creases (skin folds) such as those around the genitals and buttocks. This form of psoriasis appears as smooth areas of skin that are red and inflamed but do not have the scaling associated with plaque psoriasis (the most common type of psoriasis). Inverse psoriasis is more frequent and severe in people who are overweight because it is in the skin folds where it is particularly prone to irritation from rubbing and sweating.
- Psoriasis, plaque
The most common form of psoriasis — about 80% of people with psoriasis have this type. Plaque psoriasis can appear on any skin surface, although the knees, elbows, scalp, and trunk are the most common locations. It is characterized by well-defined plaques of red raised skin. The flaky silvery white buildup on top of the […]
- Psoriasis, pustular
An uncommon type of recurring psoriasis that is characterized by the appearance of pus-filled pimples and sores in clusters. Pustular psoriasis can be intensely painful, and hospitalization may be necessary.
- Psoriatic arthritis
Joint inflammation that is associated with psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis is a potentially destructive and deforming form of arthritis that affects approximately 10 percent of persons with psoriasis.
Progressive supranuclear palsy, a neurologic disorder of unknown origin that gradually destroys cells in many areas of the brain, leading to serious and permanent problems with the control of gait and balance. The most obvious sign of the disease is an inability to aim the eyes properly, which occurs because of damage in the area […]
1. Hallucinogenic, distorting perception and awareness. 2. A drug such as LSD or mescaline that has hallucinogenic properties. The word psychedelic was coined by the British psychiatrist Humphry Osmond (1917-2004) who introduced Aldous Huxley, author of “Brave New World,” to hallucinogenic drugs. Dr. Osmond proposed the term, “psychedelic,” at a meeting of the New York […]