oa South African Family Practice - An approach to psoriasis in general practice : CPD article

Volume 54, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Psoriasis is a genetically determined inflammatory and proliferative disease of the skin, presenting with sharply demarcated scaly plaques, especially on the extensor prominences and the scalp. Although it is a clinical diagnosis, biopsy can help to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment modalities include topical corticosteroids, tar preparations, vitamin D analogues, systemic retinoids, immunosuppressive drugs, phototherapy, and recently, biologicals.

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