Quiz: How Well Do You Understand Psoriasis and Its Treatments?

M.A., Health Writer
Question 1 of 9

Your chronic skin disorder of psoriasis is:

AAn infection
BContagious
CAn autoimmune disease
DCurable
AAn infection
BContagious
CAn autoimmune disease
DCurable
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Question 2 of 9

Genetics, the environment, and behavior may cause your psoriasis to develop or worsen.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 3 of 9

Which of the following symptoms are common with psoriasis?

ADry, red, flaky skin with silvery or white scales
BItching
CSkin soreness
DNail discoloration and weakened or pitted nails
EAll of the above
ADry, red, flaky skin with silvery or white scales
BItching
CSkin soreness
DNail discoloration and weakened or pitted nails
EAll of the above
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Question 4 of 9

Pustular psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 5 of 9

Mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis can usually be well-controlled by the following corticosteroids:

Afluocinonide (0.05%)
Bclobetasol propionate (0.05%)
Chydrocortisone (1%)
Dbetamethasone (0.05%)
EAll of the above
Afluocinonide (0.05%)
Bclobetasol propionate (0.05%)
Chydrocortisone (1%)
Dbetamethasone (0.05%)
EAll of the above
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Question 6 of 9

If your doctor prescribes a topical corticosteroid, you may add a topical vitamin D analog such as calcitriol or calcipotriene to complement the medication and increase its effectiveness.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 7 of 9

If you take methotrexate for long-term treatment, your doctor may recommend that you:

AMonitor your liver function regularly
BTake folic acid daily
CAvoid sulfa-type antibiotics
DNot take it if you're pregnant or contemplating pregnancy
EAll of the above
AMonitor your liver function regularly
BTake folic acid daily
CAvoid sulfa-type antibiotics
DNot take it if you're pregnant or contemplating pregnancy
EAll of the above
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Question 8 of 9

Your moderate-to-severe psoriasis doesn't respond to other treatments, so you've been prescribed an injectable biologic. Which of these is not a biologic?

Asecukinumab
Binfliximab
Cpsoriamab
Dguselkumab
Asecukinumab
Binfliximab
Cpsoriamab
Dguselkumab
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Question 9 of 9

Which one of the following has been found to have NO effect on psoriasis?

AReducing stress
BDrinking herbal tea
CPhototherapy
DOatmeal baths
AReducing stress
BDrinking herbal tea
CPhototherapy
DOatmeal baths
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