Clinical and histologic diagnostic guidelines for psoriasis: A critical review

Mary Ann N Johnson, April W. Armstrong

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations

Abstract

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease that is associated with joint, psychiatric, and cardiovascular comorbidities. Diagnosis of plaque psoriasis is dependent primarily on characteristic physical findings and history. Given the varied clinical presentations of psoriasis and its mimicry to other papulosquamous skin diseases, it may be difficult for nondermatologists to diagnose psoriasis. Currently, no diagnostic criteria for plaque psoriasis have been validated in clinical studies. In this paper, we provide diagnostic guidelines for the nondermatologist to aid them in recognizing psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-172
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Histopathology
  • Psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Clinical and histologic diagnostic guidelines for psoriasis: A critical review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this