Psoriasis Series

Principles of Diagnosis: The Many Faces of Psoriasis...Is It Psoriasis?


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

About this course

Skill level: beginner
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 08, 2018
Expiration date: October 07, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 14-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with psoriasis.

2. Principles of Diagnosis: The Many Faces of Psoriasis…Is It Psoriasis?

Uniquely, psoriasis has many variants that are often encountered in clinical practice and can challenge even the most experienced clinician. While psoriasis is primarily a clinical diagnosis, the role of the skin biopsy will be discussed. Clinical mimickers and careful examination is mandatory for accurate diagnosis. Mimickers of psoriasis will also be described.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Describe the clinical presentation of psoriasis variants as well as psoriasis in different skin types
  • Analyze the specific management challenges associated with these clinical variants
  • Discuss how to differentiate psoriasis from other skin conditions, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, and mycosisfungoides
  • Examine triggers and the disease's natural history as aids in correct diagnosis

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Jennifer Cather, MD

Consultant: AbbVie, Celgene, Eli Lilly

Speaker's Bureau: Actelion, AbbVie, Celgene, Eli Lilly, Regeneron/Sanofi-Aventis

Research: Allergan, Amgen, Celgene, Galderma, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Regeneron, Pfizer, Eli Lilly

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75