erythrodermic psoriasis

Last reviewed 01/2018

Erythrodermic psoriasis

  • erythrodermic psoriasis may develop as the result of slow or rapid progression of existing disease, or less commonly, de novo

  • plaques cover over 90% of the body surface

  • protective function of the skin is lost and problems with thermoregulation, septicaemia, dehydration, high output cardiac failure and metabolic changes due to increased cutaneous blood flow may occur (1)

  • erythrodermic psoriasis may be life threatening