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About how many individuals in the United States are affected by Psoriasis?
In Psoriasis, skin cell turnover is greatly ___________.
Please match the type of epidermis to its respective qualities.
- Psoriasis-affected epidermis
- Normal epidermis
Weak and brittle, overly-thick, unable to appropriately absorb/retain moisture, doesn't shed in a timely manner
Strong and pliable, normal thickness, able to absorb/retain moisture, sheds in a timely manner
Psoriasis is contagious.
It’s impossible for a patient to have Psoriasis if (to their knowledge) it doesn’t “run in the family”.
Which of the following medicines isn’t associated with potentially triggering Psoriasis flares?
The tendency for scratching or other forms of skin injury to cause increased inflammation is known as the __________ phenomenon.
Which type of Psoriasis is notorious for flaring after a “strep throat” infection?
Unhealthy habits (such as smoking and drinking) seem to increase the frequency and intensity of Psoriasis flares.
A patient comes in to the office on a Friday when your supervising physician is out of town. He has a long history of Psoriasis and is notoriously non-compliant with his treatment and follow-ups. To make matters worse, he’s a heavy smoker and drinker.
He asks to speak to a nurse because his Psoriasis has significantly worsened in the past week. He’s noticed increasing redness throughout his body, and now his legs are swollen and literally “dripping” serous fluid. He doesn’t feel good, and today he’s particularly worried because he “just can’t stay warm”.
Which of the following options represents the best course of action in this situation?
In pustular Psoriasis, the pustules are a sign of Pseudomonas infection and should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic.
Psoriatic arthritis is usually managed by _____________.
Would a patient who has 4% TBSA of involvement be considered as having “moderate to severe” Psoriasis?
Although Psoriasis is “incurable”, the right treatment regimen can control and prevent inflammation such that the patient’s quality of life is greatly improved.