Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disorder typically characterized by erythematous papules and plaques with a silver scale, although other presentations occur. Most cases are not severe enough to affect general health and are treated in the outpatient setting. Rare life-threatening presentations can occur that require intensive inpatient management.

In addition, psoriasis may occur more frequently and become more severe in certain populations, such as those with HIV infection. A number of individuals with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes inflammation of the joints.

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Psoriasis can usually be recognized with ease, but atypical or non classic forms are more difficult to identify and treat. Several clinical types of psoriasis have been described:

  • Plaque psoriasis
  • Guttate psoriasis
  • Pustular psoriasis
  • Inverse psoriasis
  • Nail psoriasis
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis

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Causes of Psoriasis:

  • Researchers now believe that psoriasis is an immune-mediated condition. This means the condition is caused by faulty signals in the body's immune system. It is believed that psoriasis develops when the immune system tells the body to over-react and accelerate the growth of skin cells. 
  • Researchers have identified genes that cause psoriasis. These genes determine how a person's immune system reacts. The risk of developing psoriasis increases when a close blood relative has psoriasis.
  • A trigger is needed, such as stress, skin injuries, certain medications or sunburn. Therefore some people have a family history of psoriasis but never develop this condition.

Treatment of Psoriasis:
Currently, there is a treatment but there is no cure for psoriasis.
To choose the most appropriate treatment method, dermatologists consider several factors:

  1. Type of psoriasis
  2. The amount of skin affected
  3. Patient's age and medical history
  4. Location of psoriasis
  5. Effects psoriasis has on the patient's overall physical and emotional well-being

There are 3 categories of Psoriasis treatment:

  1. Topical, for mild to moderate psoriasis.
  2. Phototherapy, with ultraviolet light applied to the skin by moderate to severe psoriasis.
  3. Systemic medication (tablets, injections or infusions) for moderate, severe or disabling psoriasis.

While each of these therapies is effective, there are also drawbacks.
Phototherapy requires many visits to a dermatologist. Many systematic medications have serious side effects and must be combined or rotated with other therapies to minimize those side effects and maximize effectiveness. Therefore, the topical therapy is mostly chosen by dermatologists if the psoriasis is mild severe.

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