A man with psoriatic lesions in plaques and guttata

Autores

  • Vitorino Modesto Santos Hospital das Forças Armadas e Universidade Católica de Brasília
  • Temistocles Sousa Barbosa Neto Hospital das Forças Armadas
  • David Lima Pedrosa Hospital das Forças Armadas
  • Yanna Pontes Prado Paulo Souza Hospital das Forças Armadas

Resumo

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition of variable severity, which may occur in up to 11.8% of global population, and has significant effect on the quality of life of the affected individuals. Resources of primary health care attention are usually enough to control milder cases of disease. Severer cases cause psychosocial impact because of the visible lesions on the face, scalp, and nails. Th-1 and Th-17 pathways can play a role in the pathogenesis of the plaque and the guttate psoriasis; however, both phenotypes of plaque and guttate psoriasis can be concurrent in a same flare-up. Cardiovascular and rheumatologic involvement should be also evaluated by specialists; moreover, the increased morbidity and mortality that is related to cardiovascular causes, obesity, and diabetes. Time constraints and low awareness can play adverse role in primary care attention to patients with psoriasis; therefore, case reports may be of practical utility for health care workers

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Biografia do Autor

Vitorino Modesto Santos, Hospital das Forças Armadas e Universidade Católica de Brasília

Professor Adjunto I da UCB e Preceptor do Departamento de Medicna Interna do HFA

Temistocles Sousa Barbosa Neto, Hospital das Forças Armadas

Médico-Residente de Clínica Médica do HFA

David Lima Pedrosa, Hospital das Forças Armadas

Preceptor de Reumatologia do HFA

Yanna Pontes Prado Paulo Souza, Hospital das Forças Armadas

Preceptor de Reumatologia do HFA

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Publicado

2017-10-24