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Can flexural psoriasis be a symptom of another condition?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Flexural psoriasis (also called inverse psoriasis) is one of the five main types of the autoimmune condition psoriasis. It develops when the body overproduces skin cells in areas where the skin rubs together, such as the groin and armpits. Unlike the scaly, hardened appearance of psoriasis on other areas of the body, inverse psoriasis appears as smooth, shiny, red patches.

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