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Image Number 93 (Psoriasis erythrodermic)

 
Morphology:
Red,scaly

Diagnosis: Psoriasis erythrodermic

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 69

Type: Clinical

Description: Generalised redness and scale

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Occasionally psoriasis can get out of control and become generalised.Topical therapy is useless in this situation.Increased blood flow to the skin can cause cardiovascular problems in the elderly.This patient was treated with a combination of ultraviolet light and Acetretin orally. 

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