Discussion post: Skin, Hair and Nails on a patient with psoriasis
Mrs. Kiley is a 44-year-old white woman with a 2-year history of psoriasis. Her family history includes her father with allergies and asthma and her mother with psoriasis. Mrs. Kiley returns today for an increase in symptoms, and she wants to improve the appearance of her skin.
Question to be answers
*What is the underlying cause of psoriasis?
*What are the common signs and symptoms of psoriasis?
*What are the characteristic findings on inspection and palpation of the nails in a patient with psoriasis?
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