Fast Five Quiz: Psoriasis

William James, MD


November 08, 2021

Psoriasis is a chronic, noncontagious, multisystem, inflammatory disorder that causes itchy, red, scaly patches. It most commonly manifests on the skin of the elbows, knees, scalp, lumbosacral areas, intergluteal clefts, and glans penis. Environmental, genetic, and immunologic factors appear to play a role. Psoriasis is a chronic illness that tends to wax and wane, with flares related to systemic or environmental factors, including life stress events and infection. The physical and mental disability associated with this disease can be comparable to or exceed that experienced by patients with other chronic illnesses, such as cancer, arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and depression.

Are you familiar with important clinical information regarding this troublesome and common skin condition? Refresh and test your knowledge on key aspects of presentation, as well as recently updated treatment recommendations, with this short quiz.


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