Lichen Planus This is a papule with an elevated firm circumscribed area that is

Lichen planus this is a papule with an elevated firm

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Lichen Planus: This is a papule with an elevated, firm, circumscribed area that is less than 1 cm in a diameter (Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon, & Stewart, 2015). One of the subjective symptoms of lichen planus is itching, and an effective treatment of pruritus is one of the major goals (Welz- Kubiak, Reich, & Szepietowski, 2017). Diagnosis: Psoriasis © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 5 of 7
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Having critically observed the skin condition # 5, considered the patients subjective complains and objective findings, it became clearer that out of the three potential diagnoses (Psoriasis, eczema and Lichen Planus); Psoriasis is the inferential diagnosis. PLAN: This section is not required for the assignments in this course (NURS 6512) but will be required for future courses. REFLECTION: This section is not required for the assignments in this course (NURS 6512) but will be required for future courses. Reflect on your clinical experience, and consider the following questions: What did you learn from this experience? What would you do differently? Do you agree with your preceptor based on the evidence? © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 6 of 7
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References Ball, J.W., Dains, J.E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel’s Guide to Physical Examination. (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Renton, C. (2018). Late-onset psoriasis: diagnosis, assessment and management. British Journal of Community Nursing , 23 (2), 58–63. - org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.2.58 Sutherland, M. (2018). Eczema conditions in the older person. British Journal of Community Nursing , 23 (6), 234–238. - org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.12968/bjcn.2018.23.6.234 Welz-Kubiak, K., Reich, A., & Szepietowski, J. C. (2017). Clinical Aspects of Itch in Lichen Planus. Acta Dermato-Venereologica , 97 (4), 505–508. - org.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/10.2340/00015555-2563 © 2014 Laureate Education, Inc. Page 7 of 7
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