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November 1973

Psoriasis on Scars

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia. Dr. Paslin's current address is 1500 Southgate Ave, Suite 215, Daly City, Calif 94015.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(5):665-666. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620260015004

Clinically characteristic lesions of psoriasis are sometimes found on old surgical scars. Interaction between psoriasis and old scars modifies both processes. A normally structured dermis is not requisite for the occurrence of psoriasis.