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Psoriasis

Enlarging annular plaques and patches

A white man, aged 63 years, was referred for evaluation of annular papulosquamous plaques and patches that first appeared on his arms and legs about one year earlier. Multiple providers had diagnosed him with psoriasis, fungal infection, and “ringworm.” Despite the application of triamcinolone 0.1% and clotrimazole/betamethasone (Lotrisone) creams, the lesions continued to grow. No…

Derm Dx: Asymptomatic eruption between the shoulders

A 16-year-old black female presents complaining of an eruption between her shoulder blades. She is not sure when the eruption first appeared, but her mother complains that it is unsightly. The patient denies pain or itch in the affected area. She also denies any prior past medical history or medication use. She reports that her…

Seborrheic psoriasis is a chronic, hereditary, recurrent dermatosis, characterized by discrete red plaques covered with silvery scales. It results from overactive sebaceous glands in the skin.

Psoriasis Variants & Related Conditions

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune skin disease, marked by thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white scaly patches. It generally appears between the ages of 15 and 35 years, and is the most common autoimmune disease, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, affecting approximately 7.5 million Americans. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body…

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