Medical and Surgical Dermatology
- Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin that presents with thick, pink, scaly plaques, most commonly on elbows, knees, trunk, scalp and other parts of the body. These lesions can be itchy and cause significant psychological distress to patients who suffer from it.
- It’s cause is unknown but research suggests it is caused by a hyperactive immune system leading to inflammation of the skin.
- Outbreaks may be mild and limited to a few plaques or may involve large swaths of the surface of the skin.
Treatment depends on the extent and location of the involved skin as well as the associated symptoms.
|Topical steroids||Cortisone injections|
|Topical non-steroidal ointments||UV light treatments|
|Biologic injectable drugs|