Treatment of psoriasis

  • T Jacobs University of Pretoria
  • C M Kgokolo University of Pretoria
Keywords: psoriasis, chronic inflammatory disease

Abstract

Psoriasis is a prevalent chronic inflammatory disease. Beyond skin and joint manifestations, psoriasis has numerous associated comorbidities, including metabolic and cardiovascular disease. There are many treatment options available, from topical treatment for mild psoriasis, phototherapy for moderate disease, to systemic therapy or biological agents for severe disease. This article aims to focus on the treatment for the majority of patients where topical agents alone are generally appropriate.

Author Biographies

T Jacobs, University of Pretoria

Department of Dermatology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

C M Kgokolo, University of Pretoria

Department of Dermatology, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Published
2020-12-11
Section
Reviews