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Psoriasis occurs when the life cycle of skin cells speeds up, resulting in a rapid buildup of rough, dead skin cells. These skin cells accumulate, forming dry, scaly patches.

Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas. The condition is not contagious.

Though psoriasis signs and symptoms vary from person to person, psoriasis types are typically identified by their hallmark appearances. It's possible to have more than one type at a time. Here's a look at psoriasis photos, showing classic signs and symptoms.

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