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Psoriasis

Aspirin for psoriasis?

Have there been any reports in the literature linking improvement of psoriasis vulgaris with initiation of long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy, even when usual therapy has failed?

Derm Dx: Unexplained blisters, primarily on the hands and feet, develop into mild ulcerations and heal without scarring

A child presents with recurrent unexplained blister formation, primarily on the hands and feet that develop into mild ulcerations and heal without scarring. Smaller erosions and vesicles are present on the elbows, arms and shoulders, and the patient has lost several fingernails and toenails. Family history is negative for psoriasis and atopy. What’s your diagnosis?…

Onycholysis is the separation of a nail from its bed associated with psoriasis, dermatitis of the hand, fungal infection, pseudomonas infection and many other conditions. Photo courtesey of Mediscan.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, relapsing skin disease characterized by distinctive red, scaly lesions. The disorder effects about 2% of the U.S. population and patients may experience symptoms that range in severity from minor to disabling. There is no cure, but therapy to relieve symptoms is available.

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