Chapter 64. Psoriasis
Which of the following is not a comorbidity of psoriasis?
Option A: Incorrect. Crohn disease is a documented comorbidity for psoriasis.
Option B: Correct. Acne is the only disease state listed not linked to psoriasis.
Option C: Incorrect. Metabolic syndrome is a documented comorbidity for psoriasis.
Option D: Incorrect. Diabetes is a documented comorbidity for psoriasis.
Which of the following histocompatibility complexes is genetically linked to psoriasis?
B. HLA-Cw* on Chromosome 17
C. HLA-Cw* on Chromosomes X and Y
D. Genes involved in peptide signaling are likely associated with psoriasis.
Option A: Correct. In addition to the CARD14 gene, this complex, located on chromosome 6 is suspected in psoriasis.
Option B: Incorrect. No this complex is not located on chromosome 17.
Option C: Incorrect. No this complex is not located on the chromosomes that determine biological sex.
Option D: Incorrect. The CARD14 gene, when activated by an environmental trigger, can lead to plaque psoriasis.
Which of the following options is considered a nonpharmacological approach to treating psoriasis?
A. Use of tight-fitting clothing to help retain moisture on lesions
B. Medicated moisturizers
C. Aveeno moisturizer containing fragrance
D. Application of SPF 30 sunscreen when outdoors
Option A: Incorrect. Loose-fitting clothing should be worn.
Option B: Incorrect. Moisturizers should be nonmedicated.
Option C: Incorrect. Fragrances should be avoided.
Option D: Correct. Sunburn can worsen psoriasis flares.
A 66-year-old man presents with mild plaque psoriasis affecting his scalp. Which of the following constitutes an initial pharmacologic therapy for him?
B. Betamethasone ointment