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chronic plaque psoriasis, intertriginous psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, guttate psoriasis



  1. Ladizinski, Barry MD
  2. Lee, Kachiu C. MD
  3. Wilmer, Erin
  4. Alavi, Afsaneh MD, FRCPC
  5. Mistry, Nisha MD
  6. Sibbald, R. Gary BSc, MD, MEd, FRCPC (Med) (Derm), FACP, FAAD, MAPWCA


PURPOSE: To enhance the learner's competence with knowledge of the clinical variants and management of psoriasis.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After participating in this educational activity, the participant should be better able to:


1. Demonstrate knowledge of the types, symptoms, and diagnostic testing of psoriasis.


2. Apply knowledge of psoriasis treatment to patient care scenarios.


ABSTRACT: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that is associated with various comorbidities. To the wound care physician, the Koebner phenomenon is of importance, as any superficial trauma can induce psoriasis. Particularly, periwound and joints are particularly susceptible to flare-ups of this condition. This review highlights the epidemiology and treatment of psoriasis.