Posts Tagged: Psoriasis

Pustular Psoriasis: Lakes of Sterile Pustules…

Generalized Pustular Psoriasis is also referred to as von Zumbusch psoriasis.  Traditionally the onset is sudden with formation of “lakes of pus” along the nails, palms and at the edges of psoriatic plaques.  Erythema (redness) occurs in the flexures before the generalized eruption appears, followed by generalized erythema and more pustules.  The pustules are sterile–no… Read more »

Erythrodermic Psoriasis: An Exfoliative Dermatitis…

Erythroderma is a rare and aggressive inflammatory condition that results in generalized redness and exfoliation of the skin.  There are other conditions that can cause erythroderma, but psoriasis is one of the most frequent forms, causing a third of reported cases.  The eruption presents abruptly and generalizes quickly resulting in an itchy, burning condition that… Read more »

Psoriasis Vulgaris: The Basics…

Psoriasis is a common, chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by well circumscribed, erythematous, dry, scaling plaques that are usually covered by silvery white scale (plaque type, the most common form).  The lesions tend to be symmetric and have a predilection for the scalp, nails, extensor surfaces of the limbs, umbilical region and… Read more »