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What does psoriasis in scalp mean?

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what is Psoriasis in scalp?
Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2013 in Psoriasis
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 15 minutes later
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Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by well defined raised red elevated lesions covered by thick silvery scales. Apart from scalp, it may involve trunk, extremities, nails and joints.
If the lesions are limited to scalp, these should be differentiated from those of seborrheic dermatitis which is characterised by thick greasy pale yellow scales and red itchy scalp.
Hope that answers your query. Should there be any other doubt regarding psoriasis, feel free to write back.
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