Bettina M. Prinz Vavricka, Joan Guitart

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The diagnosis of psoriasis is often made upon clinical inspection of the skin. The clinical presentation often makes diagnostic testing and pathological examination of a biopsy from a plaque unnecessary. However, much of what is known about the pathophysiology of psoriasis comes from the pathological appearance of the disease. In this chapter, we will examine the pathological patterns seen in the skin of patients with psoriasis as well as laboratory abnormalities associated with clinical activity of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPsoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Subtitle of host publicationAn Integrated Approach
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540212809, 9783540212805
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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