PsEma--a hitherto unnamed dermatologic entity with clinical features of both psoriasis and eczema.

William Abramovits, Clay Cockerell, Lisa C. Stevenson, Adrian M. Goldstein, Torsten Ehrig, Alan Menter

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INTRODUCTION: Recent advances in molecular biology have helped establish differences between psoriasis and a group of inflammatory skin disorders commonly referred to as eczema. The authors have observed significant overlap between these two conditions such that a distinction between them may not always be made, even with histologic examination of skin biopsy specimens. OBJECTIVE: To determine how frequently psoriasis patients present features of both psoriasis and eczema. METHODS: The authors conducted a prospective analysis of 100 consecutive psoriasis patients in their clinic. RESULTS: The authors found that 20% could be diagnosed as "intermediate," having lesions with characteristics of both psoriasis and eczema, or a personal history of both. The authors suggest naming this category of inflammatory dermatosis "PsEma"--an overlap condition in which the clinical, histologic, molecular, biologic, and therapeutic responses show characteristics of both psoriasis and eczema.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-281
Number of pages7
JournalSkinmed
Volume4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2005

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Abramovits, W., Cockerell, C., Stevenson, L. C., Goldstein, A. M., Ehrig, T., & Menter, A. (2005). PsEma--a hitherto unnamed dermatologic entity with clinical features of both psoriasis and eczema. Skinmed, 4(5), 275-281.

PsEma--a hitherto unnamed dermatologic entity with clinical features of both psoriasis and eczema. / Abramovits, William; Cockerell, Clay; Stevenson, Lisa C.; Goldstein, Adrian M.; Ehrig, Torsten; Menter, Alan.

In: Skinmed, Vol. 4, No. 5, 2005, p. 275-281.

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Abramovits, W, Cockerell, C, Stevenson, LC, Goldstein, AM, Ehrig, T & Menter, A 2005, 'PsEma--a hitherto unnamed dermatologic entity with clinical features of both psoriasis and eczema.', Skinmed, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 275-281.
Abramovits W, Cockerell C, Stevenson LC, Goldstein AM, Ehrig T, Menter A. PsEma--a hitherto unnamed dermatologic entity with clinical features of both psoriasis and eczema. Skinmed. 2005;4(5):275-281.
Abramovits, William ; Cockerell, Clay ; Stevenson, Lisa C. ; Goldstein, Adrian M. ; Ehrig, Torsten ; Menter, Alan. / PsEma--a hitherto unnamed dermatologic entity with clinical features of both psoriasis and eczema. In: Skinmed. 2005 ; Vol. 4, No. 5. pp. 275-281.
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