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ANSWER B.

The well-demarcated erythematous plaques and papules with silvery white scales are characteristic of psoriasis. Removal of the scale typically reveals pinpoint-bleeding areas referred to as the Auspitz sign. There is a hereditary predilection for the condition and it often begins in the second or third decade of life.

Lesions tend to be symmetric and are most commonly found on the trunk, scalp, nails (A), and extensor surfaces (C). Systemic steroids (D) should be avoided due to the risk of developing rebound or induction of pustular psoriasis.

Ref
Hess MR, Hess SP: Skin Disorders Common on the Trunck, in Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS (eds): Emergency Medicine, A Comprehensive Study Guide, ed 7. New York, McGraw-Hill, 2011, (Ch) 249:p 1653-1654.


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# Mini Board Review: March 2013 EditionDiane Gilliland 2013-03-07 20:37
Thank you for putting together the questions for the mini board review. I find them very helpful!
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# Mini Board reviewDr Zahn 2013-03-10 09:37
Good review....but alot of medical info, very specific...not known when you are out for years in practice.
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# MDSam Morale 2013-03-11 17:06
Thanks for your effort. Nice to review uncommon diseases to keep us up to speed. It is amazing how many diseases, pathogens etc... have had their names changed : Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) (formerly referred to as Wegener’s granulomatosis) .
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# Robert Ditrolio 2013-03-12 17:10
Excellent review questions. Please keep them coming in future issues!
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