Erythrodermic Psoriasis: Important Facts You Should Know
Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.
Most forms of psoriasis are uncomfortable but manageable. Yet, for the small percentage of psoriasis patients who develop erythrodermic psoriasis, it can make them pretty sick and usually requires a trip to the hospital for close monitoring. So, it’s good idea for everyone with psoriasis to understand this condition. That way, you would know what to do if you develop it—and learn ways to possibly prevent it.
What Is Erythrodermic Psoriasis?
Erythrodermic psoriasis is a severe form of psoriasis that can be life-threatening. With it, people experience redness and a peeling of the skin of nearly the entire body that can be painful and extremely itchy, says Brooke Jeffy, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist in Phoenix, Arizona.