Clinical Pattern of Psoriasis in Benghazi

Original article


A.J. Kanwar, S.C. Bharija, M.S. Belhaj, G. Singh

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A .J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 1. January 1984: 39-42


The clinical pattern of psoriasis in 168 patients is presented. Females were slightly more frequently affected than males and most of the patients were in their second and third decade. The mean age of males (26.48) was about 3 years higher than that of females (23.5). A familial occurrence was recorded in 8.33% of the cases. Itching appeared to be a prominent feature and only 23.8 percent quoted worsening in colder months. Extensor surfaces were the commonest sites of involvement and more than half showed nail changes of one type or the other. Psoriatic arthropathy and exfoliative psoriasis were rare and no case of pustular psoriasis was observed.

Keywords: Clinical Pattern of Psoriasis in Benghazi