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PSORIASIS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

PSORIASIS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION 1

Psoriasis is a long-lasting skin disease that causes the skin to become inflamed. Patches of thick, red skin are covered with silvery scales. Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. It is hypothesized that the diminished CD4+-T cell presence causes an overactivation of CD8+-T cells, which are responsible for the exacerbation of psoriasis in HIV-positive people. The most common short-term side effect of this form of phototherapy is redness of the skin; less common side effects of NBUVB phototherapy are itching and blistering of the treated skin, irritation of the eyes in the form of conjunctival inflammation or inflammation of the cornea, or cold sores due to reactivation of the herpes simplex virus in the skin surrounding the lips. PATHOGENESIS or without a previous history of psoriasis. Special Feature Introduction to psoriasis By OLIVIA STEVENSON, MBBS, MRCP and IRSHAD ZAKI, MBBS, MRCP, In the first part of our special feature on psoriasis, the authors outline the aetiology, pathogenesis, and clinical features of the condition Svartsengi, Iceland: The waste water from the geothermal power station has properties P which benefit sufferers from psoriasis who come to bathe there soriasis is one of the commonest skin disorders seen by general practition- rapid turnover of the skin cells.

PSORIASIS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION 2Triethanolamine (CuraStain) is a chemical that can neutralize anthralin and help reduce irritation from short-contact anthralin treatment. View an Illustration of Psoriasis and learn more about Skin Problems and Treatments. Featured Centers. Feeling Short of Breath? There is no cure for psoriasis but several new medications have recently been introduced and ongoing research looks promising. This is not a luxury available to many people but if the psoriasis is particularly difficult a short period of rest, sometimes requiring several weeks in hospital, can do wonders.

Calcipotriene in combination with Class I topical corticosteroids is highly effective for short-term control. Early recognition and management of psoriasis in children and adolescents is vital in therapy in children. The large number of alterations of cytokine and growth factor profiles within psoriasis causes us to postulate that the genetic aberration in psoriasis is quite basic, that is, it is proximal to the common element in the cascade of inflammatory events that lead to a lesion of psoriasis. The first Skin Disease Education Foundation (SDEF) Psoriasis Forum in 2004 focused on the new therapeutic opportunities offered by the relatively new biologic agents at that time, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors. The first article features a brief overview of the science of psoriasis as it pertains to the current understanding of pathophysiologic pathways.

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PSORIASIS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION 3Psoriatic nail disease occurs in about 50 of patients with psoriasis. Print and export a summary to use in your appraisal. Keep nails short to avoid exacerbating onycholysis and reduce the accumulation of material under the nail.

Treatment Of Psoriasis