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Chapter 64. Psoriasis

Which of the following is not a comorbidity of psoriasis?

A. Crohn disease

B. Hypertension

C. Metabolic syndrome

D. Diabetes

E. All of the above are comorbidities of psoriasis

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

A. HLA-Cw* on Chromosome 06

B. HLA-Cw* on Chromosomes 17

C. HLA-Cw* on Chromosomes X and Y

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

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

A. Psychotherapy for reduction of stress

B. Medicated moisturizers

C. Aveeno moisturizer containing fragrance is recommended

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

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

A. Metoprolol

B. Acetylsalicylic acid

C. Lithium

D. Prednisone

E. All of the above

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

A. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α)

B. Interleukin 1 β (IL-1 β)

C. Interleukin 2 γ (IL-2 γ)

D. Interferon β (IFN-β)

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:

A. Clobetasol spray

B. Betamethasone ointment

C. Betamethasone cream

D. Hydrocortisone lotion

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?

A. Calcipotriol 50 mcg/g ointment


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