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Contributors: Sarah Stein MD, Karen Wiss MD, Sheila Galbraith MD, Craig N. Burkhart MD, Dean Morrell MD, Lynn Garfunkel MD, Nancy Esterly MD
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Synopsis

Erythrodermic psoriasis (EP) is an acute life-threatening complication of psoriasis. It is the least common form of psoriasis, but it occurs in all ages, from infancy through adulthood. It can occur suddenly, as the first sign of psoriasis, but more commonly develops as a complication of sun exposure, steroid withdrawal, drugs, or an illness in those with known plaque (common) psoriasis or in those with difficult-to-control psoriasis. Dehydration and temperature control problems are significant morbidities necessitating hospitalization for fluid management as well as treatment of disease.

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ICD10CM:
L40.8 – Other psoriasis

SNOMEDCT:
200977004 – Erythrodermic psoriasis

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Erythrodermic psoriasis : Chills, Confluent configuration, Desquamation, Erythroderma, Widespread
Clinical image of Erythrodermic psoriasis
Diffuse erythema and thick scales over the dorsal hand in a patient with erythrodermic psoriasis.
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