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

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Question 1 of 9

Your chronic skin disorder of psoriasis is:

  • AAn infection
  • BContagious
  • CAn autoimmune disease
  • DCurable

Question 2 of 9

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

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

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

Question 4 of 9

Pustular psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis.

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

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

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

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

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

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
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