Dermatologists can use these printable skin condition flash cards to study psoriasis.
There are 6 flash cards in this set (1 page to print.)
1. Print out the cards.
2. Cut along the dashed lines.
3. Fold along the solid lines.
Sample flash cards in this set:
|Description of Psoriasis||A chronic, pruritic, inflammatory skin disorder characterized by rapid proliferation of epidermal cells. Have frequent remissions and exacerbations. Most common form occur with plaque type lesions|
|Risk Factors for Psoriasis||Streptococcal infection Family Hx Stress Local trauma or irritation|
|Assessment Findings in Psoriasis||Silvery, white scales on erythematous base Pruritus Common distribution to elbows, knees, and scalp May also appear on eyebrows, ears, trunk Nails may be pitted Positive Auspitz sign (pinpoint bleeding occurs when lesions are scraped)|
|Diagnostic Studies for Psoriasis||Usually none needed but may do biopsy if uncertain about diagnosis May order strep swab if guttate psoriasis is suspected KOH to rule out fungal infection ESR: often increased If joint involvement; Rheumatoid factor|
|Nonpharmacologic Management of Psoriasis||Warm soaks to remove thickened plaques Solar radiation, UV radiation Oatmeal bath for itching Wet dressings (Burrows Solution) for itching|
|Pharmacologic Management for Psoriasis||Emolliants to hydrate skin Topical Steroids Intralesional steroid injections Tar solutions alone or in combination with topical steroids Salicylic acid gel or ointment as a keratolytic agent UV lamps and sunlight Methotrexate, Etanercept (Enbrel), used for severe cases|