Psoriasis L40- >

Clinical Information
  • A chronic disease of the skin marked by red patches covered with white scales.
  • A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. Psoriatic lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region; the pathology involves an accelerated epidermopoiesis. Psoriasis is associated with increased risk for melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma.
  • A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.
  • Common polygenetically determined, chronic, squamous dermatosis characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches.
  • Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get them on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body. A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast. Psoriasis can last a long time, even a lifetime. Symptoms come and go. Things that make them worse include
    • infections
    • stress
    • dry skin
    • certain medicines
    psoriasis usually occurs in adults. It sometimes runs in families. Treatments include creams, medications and light therapy. nih: national institute of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases
Codes
  • L40 Psoriasis
    • L40.0 Psoriasis vulgaris
    • L40.1 Generalized pustular psoriasis
    • L40.2 Acrodermatitis continua
    • L40.3 Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris
    • L40.4 Guttate psoriasis
    • L40.5 Arthropathic psoriasis
      • L40.50 …… unspecified
      • L40.51 Distal interphalangeal psoriatic arthropathy
      • L40.52 Psoriatic arthritis mutilans
      • L40.53 Psoriatic spondylitis
      • L40.54 Psoriatic juvenile arthropathy
      • L40.59 Other psoriatic arthropathy
    • L40.8 Other psoriasis
    • L40.9 Psoriasis, unspecified