Summary of Psoriasis
Flashcards on Psoriasis
light is used to treat psoriasis as it damages the proliferating keratinocytes, thereby limiting scale formation.
Questions on Psoriasis
A 63-year-old man comes to the dermatology clinic because of rapidly progressing skin redness which has covered most of his body. He has coronary artery disease with a 3-vessel CABG, hypertension, and psoriasis. His medications include a beta-blocker, aspirin, ACE-inhibitor, statin, and topical clobetasol. He has not had any recent changes to his medications. His temperature is 38.8°C (101.8°F), pulse is 115/min, respirations are 16/min, and blood pressure is 95/68 mm Hg. His O2 saturation is 97% on room air. He is in no acute distress, but he is shivering. On examination, his oropharynx is clear without mucous membrane involvement. His skin exam shows diffuse erythema with an overlying scale covering over 90% of his body surface area. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?