TITLE

An approach to psoriasis in general practice

AUTHOR(S)
Motswaledi, M. H.; Nkosi, L.
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
South African Family Practice;Apr/May2012, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
75129457

 

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