oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - An approach to psoriasis : review
|Article Title||An approach to psoriasis : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Limpopo|
|Publication Date||Oct 2012|
|Pages||16 - 22|
|Keyword(s)||General practice, Psoriasis and Skin disease|
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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