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How common is erythrodermic psoriasis?

Erythrodermic psoriasis is rare. No more than 3 percent of the 1 to 5 percent of the population who are diagnosed with psoriasis will ever have an erythrodermic psoriasis flare. However, it is a good idea to know the symptoms, especially if you know you are at risk, because the condition can cause serious illness.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Exfoliative psoriasis is one of the five main types of psoriasis, an autoimmune condition in which the immune system makes skin cells too fast. It is also called erythrodermic psoriasis and is the least common type. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, exfoliative psoriasis occurs in only 1% to 2% of the people who have psoriasis and may only occur once in a person's lifetime. The condition can be life threatening and may require hospitalization.

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