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How can I manage symptoms of exfoliative psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you have symptoms of exfoliative psoriasis, the best thing you can do to manage them is to get good medical care immediately.

Exfoliative psoriasis (also called erythrodermic psoriasis) is the least common but most serious type of psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes the body to produce skin cells too quickly. A flare of exfoliative psoriasis may only happen once in a lifetime. It affects large patches of skin that turn bright red and shed off the body in sheets. This can lead to several complications, including infection, pneumonia, and congestive heart failure, that can be life threatening and require immediate medical care.

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