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scaly plaques

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A 23-year-old female patient presents to her dermatologist with several thick, scaly, well-defined erythematous plaques, silver in color. They cover her elbows, thighs, and part of the scalp. The plaques cover approximately 15% of the body’s surface area. She has a history of rashes flaring up and fading without treatment. However, recently her scalp has been affected, becoming very flaky and itchy.

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