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- Thick, red skin
- Silver scales on the surface of the rash
- Usually on the elbows, knees, trunk, scalp, skin folds or buttocks
- Hair loss in the region of the rash
- Fingernail pitting
- Joint stiffness:
The diagnosis of psoriasis can be made without testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate psoriasis include:
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PubMed Psoriasis References
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