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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Parbeer S. GrewalEmail author
  • Walter P. Maksymowych
  • Alain Brassard
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Abstract

Psoriasis is a common skin rash that affects almost 1 in 20 people in North America. Classically, psoriasis is seen on the skin as erythematous, well-demarcated plaques with silvery-white scale. However, there are other types of psoriasis as well: guttate, inverse, erythrodermic and pustular. Nail changes are also very common in all types of psoriasis and can help provide a clue to the diagnosis. Oftentimes, arthritis can coexist with psoriasis and cause major morbidity in psoriatic patients.

Keywords

Psoriatic Arthritis Tinea Capitis Nail Plate Seborrheic Dermatitis Tinea Corporis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Parbeer S. Grewal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Walter P. Maksymowych
    • 2
  • Alain Brassard
    • 3
  1. 1.Stratica Medical Centre for DermatologyEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Division of Rheumatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Division of Dermatology & Cutaneous Sciences, Department of MedicineUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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