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Requirements for Diagnosing Different Patterns of Psoriasis

Purpose:

To make sure that lesions that could be a localized form of psoriasis meet the diagnostic criteria of Baker.

Specialty:

Dermatology
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

L40

Description:

The diagnosis of certain patterns of psoriasis should only be made if there is good evidence for the diagnosis. Infections and other conditions may cause pseudo-psoriasis.

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