Excellence in Dermatology™
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A 20-year-old male presents to clinic with a rash on the scalp, extensor elbows, knees and umbilicus. You note sharply demarcated erythematous plaques with silvery scale in those locations; there is no central clearing. The soles of the feet are normal. What is the most likely diagnosis?


A 22-year-old female was referred to the dermatology clinic for a presumed diagnosis of psoriasis. Her rash is limited to the area in the picture shown. Which of the following treatments would you recommend for this patient?


A 34-year-old female presents to the dermatology clinic with well-controlled plaque psoriasis. Which of the following conditions do you think you might find when you perform a total body exam?


A 14-year-old male presents to his pediatrician with a 3-year history of well-controlled psoriasis primarily located on the elbows, knees and scalp. His current skin regimen includes high potency topical steroids and vitamin D analogues. Recently, the psoriasis has spread to involve more than 15% of his body surface area and the topical treatments are not working. He is embarrassed to participate in gym class because of the appearance of his skin. What is the next best step in his care?


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