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Can exfoliative psoriasis be a symptom of another condition?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Exfoliative psoriasis (also called erythrodermic psoriasis) can develop in someone who already has psoriasis, but it is not a symptom of another medical condition.

Exfoliative psoriasis is the least common type of psoriasis, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, affecting only 1% to 2% of people with psoriasis. The condition, which can become life threatening, may only occur once in a lifetime, but it requires immediate medical attention.

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