Taking certain drugs can be associated with the presence of psoriasis. The underlying pathogenesis can be controversial.
Drug-provoked psoriasis refers to the presence of psoriasis associated with drug exposure. This has 2 subtypes:
(1) drug-induced psoriasis
(2) drug aggravated psoriasis
personal or family history of psoriasis
effects of stopping the drug
psoriasis persists or progresses
pre-existing psoriatic lesions
exacerbated if present
Drugs associated with drug-provoked psoriasis include:
(6) ACE inhibitors
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