Psoriasis is a complex, chronic, multifactorial, inflammatory disease that involves hyperproliferation of the keratinocytes in the epidermis, with an increase in the epidermal cell turnover rate (see the image below). Chronic stationary psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris): Most common type of psoriasis; involves the scalp, extensor surfaces, genitals, umbilicus, and lumbosacral and retroauricular regions. Dermatologic biopsy: Can be used to make the diagnosis when some cases of psoriasis are difficult to recognize (eg, pustular forms). A chronic disease of the skin marked by red patches covered with white scales. In the course of several inflammatory skin diseases and psychiatric conditions, the NICS is destabilized. 2 Dermatologists have stressed the need for psychiatric consultation in general, and psychological factors may be of particular concern in chronic intractable dermatologic conditions, such as eczema, prurigo, and psoriasis.
Introduction. Psoriasis is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disorder that occurs worldwide. However, epidemiological, clinical, and therapeutic data pertaining to psoriasis in non-Caucasian racial/ethnic groups are currently limited. Psoriasis is a common skin condition with systemic considerations. This type may come and go and does not necessary mean that a patient will develop ongoing, chronic plaque-type psoriasis. Chronic skin disorders like psoriasis and atopic eczema have profound influence on patients’ lives. Beside problems in daily life and personal relationships the feelings of stigmatization, increased anxiety, depressive symptoms and following avoidance of social activities are very common in chronic skin disorders and should be kept in mind in the treatment of those patients.
Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory condition that often requires long-term treatment. Advances in the understanding of psoriasis. Diagnosing and Treating Psoriasis In Skin of Color.