Chronic plaque psoriasis
Trupti Thakre, Sourabh Deshmukh
Corresponding author: Trupti Thakre, Department of Kaumarbhritya Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Contituent College of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Received: 08 Jul 2022 - Accepted: 07 Aug 2022 - Published: 22 Aug 2022
Domain: Hygiene and sanitation,Dermatology,Internal medicine
Keywords: Chronic plaque psoriasis, dermatology, psoriasis
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Cite this article: Trupti Thakre et al. Chronic plaque psoriasis. PAMJ - Clinical Medicine. 2022;9:42. [doi: 10.11604/pamj-cm.2022.9.42.36241]
Available online at: https://www.clinical-medicine.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/9/42/full
Chronic plaque psoriasis
Psoriasis has a significant emotional and psychosocial impact on patients that extends beyond the physical aspects of the disease, impacting social functioning and interpersonal interactions. Psoriasis is a systemic inflammatory disease that has a number of comorbidities, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. Most of the diagnosis is clinical. There are various clinical of psoriasis, the most prevalent of which is chronic plaque psoriasis, which affects 80-90% of psoriasis patients. Erythematous plaques that are clearly defined, symmetrical, and covered in silvery scale are the distinguishing features of classic plaque psoriasis. Plaques can appear anywhere on the body, but they are most frequently found on the scalp, trunk, buttocks, and extremities. We here present a case of a patient who came to our institutional outpatient department (OPD) of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences with complaints of inflammatory red, clearly defined, elevated, dry plaques of various sizes that are typically covered in silvery or white scales on the trunk. The diagnosis of chronic plaque psoriasis was clinically established based on typical presentation. The patient was advised to take conservative as well as topical steroids, and also for frequent follow-up visits to dermatology OPD of the institute.
Figure 1: an image showing chronic plaque psoriasis