Inverse psoriasis: case presentation and review

Am J Clin Dermatol. 2011 Apr 1;12(2):143-6. doi: 10.2165/11532060-000000000-00000.


Inverse psoriasis is a rare form of psoriasis that affects between 3% and 7% of psoriasis patients. Its appearance and distribution in the flexural skin folds makes it a difficult disease to diagnose, and because it is thought of as a variant of psoriasis, there are very few studies that deal with it exclusively. We present a short case report of inverse psoriasis and a review of the literature on various facets of this disease: epidemiology, histology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous
  • Axilla
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Psoriasis / diagnosis
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy
  • Psoriasis / pathology*
  • Remission Induction / methods
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Glucocorticoids