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How will my doctor diagnose my psoriasis?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Clinical appearance

Each subtype of psoriasis have typical clinical presentations.
In most cases, your doctor can diagnose it just by examining your skin and nails. It most commonly affect scalp, elbows and knees. In few cases where its appearance overlap with other conditions, then your doctor may choose to biopsy it to confirm the diagnosis. It is considered an immunological disorder of the skin.

In brief: Clinical appearance

Each subtype of psoriasis have typical clinical presentations.
In most cases, your doctor can diagnose it just by examining your skin and nails. It most commonly affect scalp, elbows and knees. In few cases where its appearance overlap with other conditions, then your doctor may choose to biopsy it to confirm the diagnosis. It is considered an immunological disorder of the skin.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Psoriasis

A dermatologist will biopsy the lesion and have a better answer for you.

In brief: Psoriasis

A dermatologist will biopsy the lesion and have a better answer for you.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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