Where can psoriasis be located?
Psoriasis can be present on all parts of the skin.
Please click on the red dots (links) in the drawing to read further about psoriasis in specific regions of the body.
Psoriasis tend to be different depending on the part of the body,
and it might not have the exact same symptoms and treatments
on different body sites.
If you have psoriasis on the scalp, on the nails, on the trunk or
other specific regions, you can click on the link and get further information.
Please also see the section on treatments.
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Facial psoriasis is twice as common among children than adults, suffering from psoriasis.
The patches are red and clearly defined with thin dry scale, or greasy scale,
which is the reason facial psoriasis is often confused with seborrheic dermatitis.
It should be noted that this type of psoriasis can have a profound psychological impact.
Lesions on the eyelid and around the mouth are common in children.
In adults, lesions on the face are frequently accompanied by plaques on other parts of the body (1). The face often develops small, greasy scales on the forehead, eyebrows and the ala of the nose. This clinical form is known as seborrheic dermatosis (2). When it is accompanied by psoriasis on the body, we sometimes talk about sebopsoriasis.
2) Dubertret, Psoriasis (Chapter 34), 1994.