Inflammatory Disorders of the Skin


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Which of the following is NOT related to how psoriasis is formed?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a symptom of urticaria?

2. _____ is a T-cell inhibitor used to treat psoriasis.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the different inflammatory skin disorders that may afflict people. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the primary characteristics of psoriasis and the terms for various other skin conditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The condition involving inflammation and over-proliferation of skin cells
  • The condition involving swelling, redness and itchiness not caused by follicle plugging or skin cell proliferation
  • The alternative name for blackheads
  • The overreaction that psoriasis has been linked to
  • The treatment for psoriasis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as comedones and urticaria
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on inflammatory skin disorders
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the causes and treatment of psoriasis and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about types of inflammatory skin disorders

Additional Learning

To learn more about inflammatory skin disorders, review the corresponding lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define acne and the associated terms 'comedones' and 'pustules'
  • Know what causes acne and how to treat it
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms and treatment of urticaria
  • Understand the relationship between psoriasis and T-cells
  • Identify the epidermis
  • Know how psoriasis is treated