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The origin is characterised by skin and nail spots. It is considered a serious skin condition that affects around 100 million people worldwide. In 2016 - 2017, around 2% of the global population and 0.44-2.8% of the Indian population were affected  with psoriasis. The five most common kinds of psoriasis are plaque, guttate, inverted, pustular, and erythrodermic. Plaque psoriasis, also known as psoriasis vulgaris, is the most prevalent type of illness (about 90% of cases) and is characterised by  red patches covered with white scales. A 75-year male case with raised lesions on both legs from 6 months with fever arrived at the hospital on 03-MAR-2022. He had a history of raised scaly lesions on both the legs, trunk and upper limbs for 6  months. Multiple hyperpigmented scaly plaques of varying sizes on a trunk, back, both upper limbs, and huge plaques on both the lower limbs. Due to psoriasis, young adults with relatively stable plaque psoriasis experience feelings of embarrassment, impairments in daily activities, deteriorating physical health and decreased work productivity. Female patients, those with a high BMI, and those with a longer duration of illness appeared to be more severely impaired. The  observations suggest that the clinical patterns and pathogenesis of psoriasis in the elderly may differ from those in the middle-aged onset group. To fully understand psoriasis that occurs in this age group, additional epidemiological and genetic  research is required. 


Psoriasis Vulgaris Elderly Patient Polymorphism Auto-Immune Disorder Case Study

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Ch. Sri Lakshmi Mallika. (2022). Case Study and Patient Counseling for Elderly Patient on Psoriasis Vulgaris. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Life Sciences, 10(2), 25-29.