Psoriasis – Top USMLE Diseases

Psoriasis – Top USMLE Diseases

by Carlo Raj, MD, Brian Alverson, MD, Charles Vega, MD

Psoriasis is a unique dermatologic disease.

Patients present with dusky red papules with silver scales. This is a chronic disease with a characteristic rash that usually appears on the knees, elbows, and scalp, or less commonly on other areas of the skin. Some patients develop psoriatic arthritis with inflammation of the joints.

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Course Details

  • Videos 3
  • Duration 0:20 h
  • Quiz questions 13
  • Articles 5


Your Educators of course Psoriasis – Top USMLE Diseases

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Cellular Pathology, Ophthalmology, and Hepatology.

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.
He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.
Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.

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By Sari D. on 05. September 2021 for Generalized Rashes: Nummular Eczema, Pityriasis Rosea and Psoriasis

I liked his joke! He's really knowledge and own clinical sense of epidemiology, presentation, etc. are inspiring!

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 10. August 2020 for Seborrheic Dermatitis, Psoriasis and Impetigo in Children

Great idea to group these diseases together and clear clinical pictures!

By ANDRES R. on 24. October 2019 for Generalized Rashes: Nummular Eczema, Pityriasis Rosea and Psoriasis

Rashes are very common in the outpatient setting, I've seen a lot in the urgent care. Thank you very much for summarizing, all that information.

Very helpful
By Sonya M. on 07. April 2019 for Psoriasis

The derm lectures have been surprisingly helpful and as always Dr Raj keeps it clear, funny, and to the point.