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What kind of reaction will someone have with the Koebner phenomenon?

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  • Koebner phenomenon plaques are just like regular psoriasis flare-ups. They can be: Raised
  • Red
  • Scaly
  • Itchy or painful

They can also crack and bleed. In most cases, worse injuries mean more plaques. Unlike regular psoriasis flare-ups that show up on knees, elbows, the scalp, and the lower back, Koebner phenomenon plaques can happen anywhere your skin has been hurt.

SOURCES:

Arias-Santiago, S. , 2013. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Thappa, D. , 2004. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

Boyd, A. , 1990. International Journal of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: “PsA linked to bone injuries in psoriasis patients,” “Plaque Psoriasis,” “Biologics,” “Systemics,” “Phototherapy,” Topicals.”

Wu, J. , 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

SOURCES:

Arias-Santiago, S. , 2013. Canadian Medical Association Journal

Thappa, D. , 2004. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

Boyd, A. , 1990. International Journal of Dermatology

National Psoriasis Foundation: “PsA linked to bone injuries in psoriasis patients,” “Plaque Psoriasis,” “Biologics,” “Systemics,” “Phototherapy,” Topicals.”

Wu, J. , 2013. New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

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