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Diseases associated with psoriasis

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

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Psoriasis two major mechanisms

Hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of the epidermis

Immune mediated mechanisms (T-lymphocytes)

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Factors contributing to psoriasis

Cold weather
Stress
Obesity
Alcohol and smoking
Koebner Phenomenon
Medications

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Koebner Phenomenon

Lesions develop at repetitive sites of injury

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Drugs that trigger psoriasis

NSAIDs
Lithium Carbonate
Beta-Blockes
Antimalarials
ACE Inhibitors
TCNs and Interferons

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Auspitz sign

Punctuated bleeding from removing the top layer of a psoriasis lesion

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Common sites of psoriasis

Scalp
Trunk
Back
Elbows and Knees
Nails

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Most common form of psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis

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"Dew-drop-like" lesions in children or young adults

Guttate Psoriasis

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What precedes the onset of guttate psoriasis?

Group A beta-hemolytic strep infection

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When neutrophils in the stratum corneum are large enough to be apparent clinically.

Pustular psoriasis.

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Locations where acute pustular psoriasis occurs

Palms and soles of feet

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Generalized psoriasis that covers nearly the entire surface area.

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

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Comorbidities for psoriasis

Autoimmune diseases
CVD
Metabolic Syndrome
Lymphoma, melanoma, and nonmelanoma skin cancer
Depression/suicide
Psychologic and emotional burden