Erythrodermic psoriasis, which may be life-threatening, is seen in only 3% of patients with psoriasis. It presents as generalized redness covering much of the body, with fine scaling of the skin, in patients with undertreated or resistant psoriasis, those undergoing discontinuation of corticosteroids and other medications, or individuals with severe sunburn. Patients often have fever, elevated white blood cell count, and generalized malaise and can become critically ill. Risk for hypotension and cardiac failure are elevated in patients with cardiovascular disease. Read more about erythrodermic psoriasis here.
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Cite this: Dirk M. Elston. Fast Five Quiz: Can You Recognize Different Types of Psoriasis? - Medscape - Aug 11, 2020.