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 Psoriasis: An overview and update
The Nurse Practitioner, March 2015 

Psoriasis is a hereditary, T helper cell 1 mediated inflammatory papulosquamous disease. It is most likely transferred dominantly with variable penetrance. It is generally believed that an environmental trigger acts as an antigen-presenting cell to activate 1 of over 30 psoriasis susceptibility genes. This is most evident in acute-onset guttate psoriasis, which is associated with Streptococcus infection.  

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 Quick Tips on Recognizing Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, August 2015

Although many skin manifestations are isolated to a dermatological disorder, some skin manifestations can be related to a deeper, more systemic issue. The skin is related to other body systems and functions. The importance of being able to recognize these dermatological manifestations and associate them with potential systemic disease can be a critical diagnostic tool for the practitioner. Sometimes, these skin manifestations can be the first sign of an internal disease. Although challenging, recognition, prompt diagnosis, and treatment can alter the course of a life-threatening illness.

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body, yet we are able to see dermatologic disorders and skin changes fairly easily. More...  
Source: Mistry, N., Gupta, A. Alavi, A., & Sibbald, G. (2015). A Review of the Diagnosis and Management of Erythrodema (Generalized Red Skin). Advances in Skin & Wound Care: The Journal for Prevention and Healing, 28(5).   

Erythroderma is a condition caused by several etiologies that result in red inflamed skin on 90% or more of the body surface.

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