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How should I manage exfoliative psoriasis?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Exfoliative psoriasis (also called erythrodermic psoriasis) is the least common but most serious type of the autoimmune condition psoriasis. It may only happen once in the lifetime of someone who has another type of psoriasis, or it can occur in someone who has not been diagnosed with psoriasis.

If you have symptoms of exfoliative psoriasis (widespread reddening and shedding of the skin), it is very important to get immediate medical care to manage any complications and decide on a treatment to bring the condition under control.

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