Psoriasis – Etiology, Pathogenesis and Clinical Features

Psoriasis

Psoriasis – Etiology, Pathogenis and Clinical features Psoriasis Definition: Psoriasis is a common chronic recurrent multifactorial disease characterized by cutaneous inflammation, silvery scales, and parakeratotic immature cells in the stratum corneum due to accelerated epidermopoesis. Aetiology of Psoriasis Genetic Environmental Trauma Stress Infection Drugs i.      Anti-malarial ii.      B-Blocker iii.      NSAIDs iv.      Lithium v.      Alcohol Sunlight – 10% of the patient […]

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Psoriasis – Common Sites, Types, Investigation and Treatment

Psoriasis

Psoriasis Common Sites, Types, Investigation and Treatment This is psoriasis part 2, Psoriasis part 1 -(psoriasis etiology, pathogenesis and clinical features) Psoriasis comes from Greek word, meaning “itching condition” (psora “itch” + -sis “action, condition”). Psoriasis common sites: Extensor  surface Scalp Nails Elbow Knee Sacral region  Psoriasis types: Psoriasis vulgaris (Also called Plaque Psoriasis) Fig: Psoriasis Vulgaris Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common form […]

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