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When should you call your doctor about the Koebner phenomenon?

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As soon as you see new plaques show up after a skin injury, tell your doctor. She can add this information to your treatment plan. Knowing what triggers your psoriasis can help you avoid flares in the future.

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

Medscape: “Plaque Psoriasis.”

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

Medscape: “Plaque Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 7, 2018

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