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Example of a strong steroid

bethamethasone - betnovate

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Features of psoriasis presentation

Scaley, silvery white plaques which may be mildly to severely itchy. In severe itching the skin may develop painful cracks and fissures

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Nail psoriasis is associated with...

inflammatory arthritis

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Commonly associated with flexural psoriasis?

candida infections

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Nail psoriasis presents as...

pitting, onycholysis, yellowing and ridging

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Example of a mild steroid

hydrocortisone 1%

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Histology showing which skin disease 

Psoriasis

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Why would oral steroids not be used in severe psoriasis?

may cause rebound flare up when steroids are stopped.

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Where is palmoplanter psoriasis found?

palms and soles of the feet - may cause painful fissuring

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Most common locations for psoriasis

knees, elbows, scalp

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Condition seen here 

Psoriasis

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Example of anti-TNF agents

infliximab, etanercept

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In more extensive/severe psoriasis, what other treatments might be used?

UVB phototherapy, methotrexate, azathioprine, 6-mecaptopurine, biologics

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Conditions associated with psoriasis (6)

inflammatory arthritis; spondyloarthropathy; IBD; Uveitis; Coeliac disease; Metabolic syndrome

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Description of psoriasis

chronic, inflammatory skin condition with well-defined red and scaly plaques on the extensor surfaces

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Key immune factors in psoriasis

Th17, IL-1b, TNFa

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Acute form of psoriasis

Guttate

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Associated with streptococcal infections 

guttate psoriasis 

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Example of a very potent steroid

demovate

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Key disease process in psoriasis

epidermal hyperplasia

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What is the Koebner phenomenon?

new psoriatic lesions form in areas of cutaneous injury but otherwise healthy tissue; often linear in shape and not found where psoriasis may normally be found

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Onycholysis is...

painless separation of the nail from the nail bed often starting at the tip

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Presentation of guttate psoriasis...

widespread small plaques

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Guttate psoriasis is commonly associated with...

streptococcal infections

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Topical treatments for mild/moderate psoriasis (6)

coal tar, emollients, calcipotriol, steroids, calcineurin inhibitor, salicylic acid

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Peak onset for psoriasis (2)

15-25years; 50-60 years

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Clinical sign seen here 

Onycholysis 

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Example of a moderate steroid

eumovate

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Where would flexural psoriasis commonly be found?

in the body folds and around the genitals

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General advice for psoriasis

stop smoking and drinking, maintain a healthy weight