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Plaque psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis: Introduction

Plaque psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis is the most common presentation of psoriasis and of all the patterns is the most likely to affect the typical areas of the elbows, knees, umbilicus and lower back. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Plaque psoriasis is available below.

Symptoms of Plaque psoriasis

  • Patients report prominent itchy, red areas with increased skin scaling and peeling.
  • Patients are particularly aware of lesions on the scalp and extensor surfaces.
  • Patients typically are self-conscious about their lesions and commonly report using clothing to cover affected sites and avoiding potentially embarrassing social activities.
  • Patients commonly recognize that new lesions appear at sites of injury or trauma to the skin.
  • This isomorphic phenomenon (Koebner reaction) typically occurs 7-14 days after the skin has been injured and has been found in 38-76% of patients with plaque psoriasis.
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Treatments for Plaque psoriasis

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Plaque psoriasis: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Plaque psoriasis:

  • The condition may, however, be complicated by several comorbidities including malignancy, arthritis, and emotional distress from the cosmetic effects of the disease. Depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, poor self-esteem, and suicidal thoughts may coexist with psoriasis, even in patients with less severe disease
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Causes of Plaque psoriasis

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Plaque psoriasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Plaque psoriasis

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