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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Mouth psoriasis

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Mouth psoriasis includes:

  • These are general causes which may be factors in psoriasis on any part of the body
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Factors that may aggravate psoriasis include stress, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking
  • Withdrawal of systemic steroids
  • Drugs, including salicylates, iodine, lithium, phenylbutazone, oxyphenbutazone, trazodone, penicillin, hydroxychloroquine, calcipotriol, interferon-alpha, and recombinant interferon-beta injection
  • Strong, irritating topicals, including tar, anthralin, steroids under occlusion, and zinc pyrithione in shampoo
  • Infections
  • Sunlight or phototherapy
  • Cholestatic jaundice
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Idiopathic in many patients
  • Specific medications including lithium, antimalarials and interleukin II are shown to be triggers of Erythrodermic psoriasis
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Sudden withdrawal of oral corticosteroids (prednisone)
  • Withdrawal of excessive use of strong topical corticosteroids, and strong coal tar preparations

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Mouth psoriasis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Mouth psoriasis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Mouth psoriasis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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