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pso·ri·a·sis

 (sə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n.
A noncontagious inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurring reddish patches covered with silvery scales.

[Greek psōriāsis, itch, mange, from psōriān, to have the itch, from psōrā, itch.]

pso′ri·at′ic (sôr′ē-ăt′ĭk) adj.
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psoriasis

(səˈraɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a skin disease characterized by the formation of reddish spots and patches covered with silvery scales: tends to run in families
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: itching disease, from psōra itch]
psoriatic adj
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pso•ri•a•sis

(səˈraɪ ə sɪs)

n.
a common chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by scaly patches.
[1675–85; < New Latin < Greek psōríāsis=psōriā-, variant s. of psōriân to have an itch (derivative of psṓra itch) + -sis -sis]
pso•ri•at•ic (ˌsɔr iˈæt ɪk, ˌsoʊr-) adj.
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psoriasis

A condition in which areas of skin thicken, redden, and often develop a silvery, scaled top layer. This develops because new cells are being produced at a faster rate than normal. The cause is unknown, but an attack can be triggered by stress or infection.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scalespsoriasis - a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
acanthosis - an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
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Translations

psoriasis

[səˈraɪəsɪs] Nsoriasis f
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psoriasis

nSchuppenflechte f, → Psoriasis f (spec)
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psoriasis

[sɒˈraɪəsɪs] npsoriasi f
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pso·ri·a·sis

n. psoriasis, dermatitis crónica que se manifiesta con manchas rojas cubiertas de escamas blancas;
___ annularis___ anular;
circular ______ pustular con pústulas;
___ universalis___ generalizada.
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psoriasis

n psoriasis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
I was diagnosed with guttate psoriasis, a form of the condition that can occur after a bacterial throat infection.
Based on the Disease Indication, the psoriasis drug treatment market is segmented into Plaque psoriasis, Guttate psoriasis, Inverse psoriasis, Pustular psoriasis and Erythrodermic psoriasis.
The hallmark of psoriasis is red, scaly, well demarcated plaques, involving the extensor surfaces and scalp2.It has several types like chronic plaque psoriasis (comprises almost 90% of psoriasis patients), guttate psoriasis, pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis3.
(9) Streptococcus pyogenes infection also has been identified as a trigger for guttate psoriasis. Thus, if coin-shaped, erythematous lesions with scale are appreciated, a diagnosis of guttate psoriasis should be considered and the presence of a preceding streptococcal infection inquired about.
- guttate psoriasis, where smaller scales appear, triggered by an infection;
The patient was evaluated by a dermatologist and was subsequently diagnosed with guttate psoriasis. It was further described as a salmon-pink, teardrop-shaped papular rash with a fine scale.
Many dermatoses could be considered in the differential diagnosis of DHK including stucco keratosis, verruca plana, lichen nitidus, Darier's disease, and guttate psoriasis. The diagnosis of DHK was established based on the exclusion of the differential diagnosis regarding the clinical and histological features.
Another manifestation of differential tolerance for this organism is evidenced by the fact that strep is known to trigger at least four very different types of "autoimmune" reactions, including rheumatic fever, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (technically an immune-complex disease, but bear with me), guttate psoriasis, and PANDAS.
The exclusion criteria were as follows: cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, hematologic, hepatic or renal disease, neoplasm, chronic viral infections, erythrodermic, pustular or guttate psoriasis, addiction to drugs, and systemic antipsoriatic treatment.
Morphological variants of psoriasis include plaque type, guttate psoriasis, rupioid, ostraceous, elephantine psoriasis, pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis.
The differential diagnosis of UP can include urticaria, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, an allergic reaction/ drug eruption, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, erythema multiforme, fifth disease, folliculitis, guttate psoriasis, miliaria rubra, insect bites, viral exanthem, lichen planus, and scabies.
(2) Guttate psoriasis is a less common form of psoriasis, with a prevalence of less than 30% of patients with psoriasis.