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 CEU Exam 11: "Systemic Aspects of Psoriasis"
3 A.R.E. CEUs

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Instructions: Click on the best response to complete each statement.

1.  The Cayce approach to psoriasis focuses primarily on thinning of the intestine in the __________.
  colon
  jejunum and duodenum
  ileum
  caecum

2.  The Cayce hypothesis for this condition suggests that toxins leaking from the gut are absorbed via the _________.
  endocrine system
  urinary tract
  lymphatic circulation
  cerebrospinal fluid

3.  Psoriasis is known to be co-morbid with various other illnesses, including __________.
  heart disease
  diabetes
  arthritis
  all of the above

4.  Therapeutically, the Cayce approach to psoriasis primarily utilizes two herbs: __________ and __________.
  yellow saffron and slippery elm bark
  burdock and valerian
  milk thistle and garlic
  yellow dock and capsicum

5.  Diet is also important in the Cayce model of psoriasis.  Dr. Pagano has observed that the nightshade group tends to exacerbate psoriasis.  The nightshades include ______________.
  carrots
  tomatoes
  celery
  all of the above

6.  Hamilton et al. (1985) documented excessive bowel permeability in psoriatic patients.
  True
  False

7.  Phototherapy for psoriasis may produce ___________________.
  erythema
  pruritus
  both of the above
  none of the above

8.  Yates et al. (1982) found that the prevalance of psoriasis in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis was significantly greater than in the control group.
  True
  False

9.  Michaelsson et al. (1995, 1996, 1997) consistently found abnormalites in the ______________ of psoriasis patients.
  hepatic system
  duodenum
  colon
  all of the above

10. The concept of "diathesis/stress" provides a reasonable explanation of how genetic predisposition may be a causal factor in psoriasis.
  True
  False

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