Surgical Treatment of Psoriasis: A Review Including a Case Report of Dermabrasion of Hypertrophic Psoriatic Plaques

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  • MICHAEL H. GOLD M.D.,

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    1. Michael H. Gold, M.D., Resident; and Henry H. Roen-igk, Jr., M.D. Professor and Chairman, are with the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.
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  • HENRY H. ROENIGK Jr. M.D.

    1. Michael H. Gold, M.D., Resident; and Henry H. Roen-igk, Jr., M.D. Professor and Chairman, are with the Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois.
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Abstract

Abstract. Psoriasis is a chronic papulosquamous disease. Koebner and reverse Koebner reactions have been described. Surgical treatments which produce a reverse Koebner reaction in psoriasis are reviewed and a case of dermabrasion of resistant, hypertrophic plaques is presented. These procedures are to be considered only when conventional therapy fails.

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