plaque psoriasis

Consider the following four scenarios:
Scenario 1
A 25-year-old woman presents with a complaint of rash that has developed over the past several weeks and seems to be progressing. On examination, she is noted to have several plaque-like lesions over the extensor surfaces of both upper and lower extremities as well as similar lesions on her scalp. The plaques are erythematous, with silvery scales, and are sharply marginated.

To complete:
• Identify the condition being described in the chosen scenario (plaque psoriasis).
• Describe the pathophysiology of the condition and associated signs & symptoms specifically rash.
• Discuss 1-2 other conditions that have a similar presentation to the scenario selected.
• Consider the patient factors of genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, and behavior influence on the condition depicted.




Sample Solution