The nurse is assessing a patient with psoriasis. The nurse would expect:


• Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system

• Lesions are red with white scales and appear on the extensor surfaces of joints (elbows and knees), not the flexor surfaces of joints (antecubital and popliteal)

• Skin and nail thickening, not thinning, is common

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