Erythrodermic Psoriasis

This type is the least common, but it's very serious. It affects most of your body and causes widespread, fiery skin that appears burned. You might also have:

  • Severe itching, burning, or peeling
  • A faster heart rate
  • Changes in body temperature If you have these symptoms, see your doctor right away. You may need to get treated in a hospital. This type of psoriasis can cause severe illness from protein and fluid loss. You may also develop an infection, pneumonia, or congestive heart failure.
  • Triggers include:

  • Suddenly stopping your systemic psoriasis treatment
  • An allergic drug reaction
  • Severe sunburn
  • Infection
  • Medications such as lithium, anti-malarial drugs, cortisone, or strong coal tar products Erythrodermic psoriasis may also happen if your psoriasis is hard to control.