Chapter 71 Psoriasis Q&A (1 of 23) Sample Questions
1. PS is a 27-year-old female who complains of flaking and itchy scalp that worsened over the past month. The scalp seems to have patches or areas that get sore after she scratches them. She has multiple patches of red silvery plaques randomly distributed over her body including elbows, neck, legs and back of arms. She brings a prescription of very high potency corticosteroid. Topical Betamethasone diproprionate should not exceed:
- A. 6 consecutive months
- B. 4 consecutive months
- C. 2 consecutive months
- D. 2 consecutive weeks
Tips: RxTx/CTC. Psoriasis. Steroid has quick onset, short remission. Limit repeats 2-3 wk of therapy (with steroid sparing agent and measures to provide steroid free periods). Ointments are most effective but creams more acceptable in folds and lotions for scalp.