Psoriasis vulgaris chronic active plaque type L40.0

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

chronic active psoriasis; chronic active psoriasis vulgaris

Definition
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Clinical course of plaque psoriasis, which is characterized by a constant shearing activity. This distinction has a clinical relevance in that the chronically active plaque type cannot be sufficiently treated with local therapy measures. It generally requires systemic therapy.

Clinical features
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Usually numerous, loosened or disseminated, whitish scaling with little or no pre-treatment, differently strongly elevated (infiltrated) papules and plaques of different size, configuration and elevation; there is a constant or intermittent endogenous eruption pressure (see also overview chapter on psoriasis), so that in addition to older, usually large-area and locally constant plaques, there are also smaller "younger" papules or plaques.

Local treatment of this type of psoriasis is quite successful locally, but it cannot prevent the relapsing activities and thus the new occurrence of psoriatic lesions. Thus, even if local therapeutic measures are effective, they are usually not satisfactory. Systemic therapy is indicated for this type of psoriasis.

Diagnosis
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General therapy
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Psoriasis vulgaris;

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Psoriasis;

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020