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Psoriasis

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Chapter 64. Psoriasis

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Which of the following is not a comorbidity of psoriasis?

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A. Crohn disease

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B. Hypertension

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C. Metabolic syndrome

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D. Diabetes

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E. All of the above are comorbidities of psoriasis

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Which of the following histocompatibility complex is genetically linked to psoriasis?

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A. HLA-Cw* on Chromosome 06

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B. HLA-Cw* on Chromosomes 17

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C. HLA-Cw* on Chromosomes X and Y

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D. Genes involved in peptide signaling are likely associated with psoriasis.

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Which of the following options is considered nonpharmacological approach to treatment psoriasis?

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A. Psychotherapy for reduction of stress

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B. Medicated moisturizers

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C. Aveeno moisturizer containing fragrance is recommended

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D. Use of tight-fitting cloth to help retain moisture on lesions

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Which of the following drugs may cause new onset of psoriasis?

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A. Metoprolol

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B. Acetylsalicylic acid

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C. Lithium

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D. Prednisone

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E. All of the above

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All of the following cytokines play a major role in the inflammatory process of psoriasis except:

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A. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α)

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B. Interleukin 1 β (IL-1 β)

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C. Interleukin 2 γ (IL-2 γ)

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D. Interferon β (IFN-β)

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A 61-year-old man presents with mild plaque psoriasis affecting his elbows and knees. Which of the following constitute an initial pharmacologic therapy for him:

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A. Clobetasol spray

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B. Betamethasone ointment

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C. Betamethasone cream

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D. Hydrocortisone lotion

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A 25-year-old woman in her first trimester presents with moderate plaque psoriasis affecting her face, scalp, trunk, arms, and legs. Which of the following would not be appropriate?

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A. Calcipotriol 50 mcg/g ointment

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