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Inflammatory Disorders

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All the following are TRUE about psoriasis EXCEPT (LQ)



A Does not involve skin of head, neck and face

B Oligoarticular pathology with nail involvement is seen in 10% of cases

C Red non-scaly lesions are seen in the natal cleft and submammary area

D Onycholysis and pitting of nails seen

Ans. A
[Does not involve skin of head, neck and face]

1). Typical lesions are red, raised and scaly and have demarcated margins

2). Silvery scales on bright red, well demarcated plaque, usually on the knee, elbow on scalp (heaD.

3). Nail finding includes pitting and onycholysis, subungual hyperkeratosis

4). Mild itching (usually)

5). May be associated with psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis precedes onset of arthritis in 80% of cases,

6. Arthritis usually asymmetric with 'sausage" appearance sacroiliac joints involvement is common

7. Flexural lesions, occurs in most often seen in the major folds in the elderly, especially who are overweight, the groins and genitalia, axillae, inframammary folds in women and the skin of abdominal folds, and the umbilicus in either sex are affected

8. The moistness of the flexural areas decreases the scaling and produces a moist and glazed appearance

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