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Psoriasis often appears as red elevated plaques with silvery scales at various anatomic sites.
It is primarily located on the elbows, knees and scalp, but can appear anywhere on the body. Severity can vary greatly.
Psoriasis affects about 2 – 3% of the population, and is equally common in men and women. It can start at any age, but most patients develop psoriasis in their twenties. There is a peak of incidence during late teens or early twenties and a second peak during the fifties.
Duration may vary, but in most patients, the course of remissions and exacerbations goes on for many years or even a lifetime.
If treated the right way many people with psoriasis can be living well with the condition.