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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-24

Update on psoriasis: A review

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Hi-Tech Dental College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 BDS, Private Practitioner, Gokhale Nagar, Ramanthapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, BRS Dental College, Panchkula, Haryana, India
4 MDS, Private Practitioner and Consultant Orthodontist, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5 BDS, Private Practitioner, Rohini, New Delhi, India
6 BDS, In Plot, At-Dabhasi, Ta-Borsad District-Anand, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Dinesh Kumar
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_689_19

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Psoriasis is a disease characterized by the presence of papules and plaques over the surface of skin with variable morphology, distribution and severity. The lesions of psoriasis are distinct from these other entities and are classically very well circumscribed, circular, red papules or plaques with a grey or silvery-white, dry scale. In addition, the lesions are typically distributed symmetrically on the scalp, elbows, knees, lumbosacral area, and in the body folds. The oral manifestations of psoriasis may involve the oral mucosa or the tongue. The dorsal surface of the tongue shows characteristic red patches surrounded with a yellow white border. The relationship between eye lesions and psoriasis are the current findings in the literature. The ocular complications along with the several extracutaneous manifestations are common complications seen in psoriasis. The pathogenesis of exact relationship between these two is still controversial. Immunological studies have shown a positive relationship between T helper cells and uveitis. Various signs and symptoms of ocular psoriasis may be overlooked. Thus, a complete understanding of ophthalmic involvement is important to the comprehensive care of patients with psoriasis. Almost any part of the body can be affected in psoriasis, but the ophthalmic complications of psoriasis usually remain clinically subtle. This review highlights the various manifestations of psoriasis with their clinical sign and symptoms.

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