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Inverse Psoriasis

Case Presentation and Review


Inverse psoriasis is a rare form of psoriasis that affects between 3% and 7% of psoriasis patients. Its appearance and distribution in the flexural skin folds makes it a difficult disease to diagnose, and because it is thought of as a variant of psoriasis, there are very few studies that deal with it exclusively. We present a short case report of inverse psoriasis and a review of the literature on various facets of this disease: epidemiology, histology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and treatment.

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Zain U. Syed, MD, is currently a clinical research fellow at the Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, MI, USA. Dr Khachemoune is a Mohs micrographic surgeon and a dermatopathologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Department of Dermatology at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Neither author has any conflicts of interest, sources of financial support, patent filings, or corporate involvement with respect to this case report.

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Syed, Z.U., Khachemoune, A. Inverse Psoriasis. Am J Clin Dermatol 12, 143–146 (2011).

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  • Psoriasis
  • Tacrolimus
  • Psoriasis Patient
  • Pimecrolimus
  • Calcipotriol