Physical Assessment 1.Check sites â€“ elbows, knees, trunk, scalp, flexures and nails
1. Duration of Psoriasis 2. Possible triggers -infection, stress, and alcohol 3. Family history of Psoriasis 4. Drug history 5. Quality of life
Educate Patient/Carer about Psoriasis Educate about Emollient Start on Topical Therapy
Chronic plaque Psoriasis
1.Usually symmetrically distributed 2. Large or small plaques 3. Often seen on extensor surfaces, scalp. 4. White silvery scales on a salmon pink base.
1.Numerous scaly droplet lesions over trunk 2. May follow streptococcal/ infection
Flexural Psoriasis 1.Smooth glazed shinny red areas of skin, well demarcated 2. Secondarily infected with yeast