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What is inverse psoriasis?

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. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that causes your body to make skin cells too fast. Flexural psoriasis usually affects areas of your skin that touch one another (such as the armpits or groin or skin folds). It causes bright red, shiny patches of skin that can rub together and become very painful.

Inverse psoriasis is a condition that causes a person to develop smooth, reddish-colored, inflamed skin patches. These patches often appear in the skin folds such as under the breasts, in the armpits, or near the genital area. The condition usually gets worse when there is sweating or rubbing in the area.

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