Apex Dermatology Institute

Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing immune mediated skin inflammatory disease characterized by epidermal thickening, keratinocyte hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of cells. It is a common disease with a prevalence of up to 2–3% in many populations. Psoriasis is associated with inflammatory arthritis, known as psoriatic arthritis (inflammation and swelling of the small joints of the hands and feet,knees etc). Patients may have itchy scaly erythematous plaques especially over scalp, extensor surfaces over joints or even develop into erythroderma in severe cases.

    Diagnosis is often established by clinical features. Treatment choices mainly depend on disease severity and patients comorbidity. Topical steroids and vitamin D analogue are usually suitable for mild psoriasis. Patients with more severe cases may be given oral systemic medications including immunosuppresants. Biologics, including Tumour necrosis factor alpha(TNF-α) antagonists (anti-TNF) or various interleukin antagonists are breakthrough treatment options in recent years which provide satisfactory response with less systemic side effects.

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    Medical Therapy for Psoriasis

      When psoriasis is severe or it does not respond to other treatments, your dermatologist may prescribe an oral or injected medication such as biologics. Biologic are made from proteins, which work by targeting the immune response that leads to the skin proliferation of psoriasis (such as targeting interleukin 17 or 23), and are usually administered by injection.

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      Public Education - Psoriasis Treatment and Management

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