Flashcards in Psoriasis Deck (14):
Diseases associated with psoriasis
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Psoriasis two major mechanisms
Hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of the epidermis
Immune mediated mechanisms (T-lymphocytes)
Factors contributing to psoriasis
Alcohol and smoking
Lesions develop at repetitive sites of injury
Drugs that trigger psoriasis
TCNs and Interferons
Punctuated bleeding from removing the top layer of a psoriasis lesion
Common sites of psoriasis
Elbows and Knees
Most common form of psoriasis
"Dew-drop-like" lesions in children or young adults
What precedes the onset of guttate psoriasis?
Group A beta-hemolytic strep infection
When neutrophils in the stratum corneum are large enough to be apparent clinically.
Locations where acute pustular psoriasis occurs
Palms and soles of feet
Generalized psoriasis that covers nearly the entire surface area.