Verrucous Psoriasis

What Is Verrucous Psoriasis?

Verrucous psoriasis is a rare form of psoriasis, a skin disorder. It is characterized by warty plaques of raised, reddish-silver colored growths. It also can affect the nails. It affects approximately 5% of people who have psoriasis.

In some cases, the disorder can be mild and may not require any treatment. In more advanced cases, treatment may involve medications, topical steroids or other forms of therapy.

Symptoms Of Verrucous Psoriasis

  • Raised, reddish-silver colored lesions on the skin
  • Lesions can be itchy or painful
  • Lesions may also appear on the nails
  • Lesions can be scaly or rough to the touch
  • Lesions may crack, bleed or ooze
  • Lesions can increase in size and spread rapidly

Possible Causes of Verrucous Psoriasis

It is not known what causes verrucous psoriasis. It is believed that it may be related to genetics, hormonal changes, and/or environmental factors.

Treatment for Verrucous Psoriasis

Treatment for verrucous psoriasis can include topical steroids, phototherapy, and medications. Some individuals may need to undergo surgery to remove the affected skin.

It is important to note that there is no cure for verrucous psoriasis and the symptoms may recur. Therefore, it is important to follow up with your doctor regularly to monitor your condition and adjust treatment as necessary.