Friday, November 03, 2006

dry patches

34 year old white male presents with dry patches on his scalp, back of his elbows, and the front of his knees. They have been present for several months. No itching.
Vital signs stable.

Skin - dry, scaling plaques, well-circumscribed, silver present on scalp, extensor surfaces of elbow and knee
Assessment and Plan
A- Psoriasis

P- topical corticosteroids, other options include ultraviolet light (sunlight), lubricants, and keratolytics
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