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A Closer Look

113 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. These patches normally appear on the elbows, knees, scalp and lower back but can appear anywhere on the body. Most people are only affected in small patches. In some cases, the patches can be itchy or sore. Psoriasis is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that usually involves periods when there are no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe (NHS Choices).

This book is a concise guide to the management of psoriasis. Beginning with an introduction to the condition, epidemiology, pathogenesis and immunology, and clinical aspects, the following chapters discuss psoriasis in different medical circumstances, including in pregnancy, with HIV, as a systemic disease, and in children. Investigation techniques and treatment methods are described in depth. The final sections examine complications and psychological aspects.

More than 230 clinical photographs enhance learning and each chapter includes extensive references.

Key points

  • Concise guide to the management of psoriasis
  • Covers psoriasis with different medical circumstances
  • Treatment options discussed in detail
  • Includes more than 230 clinical photographs
Author Bio

Jayakar Thomas MD DD MNAMS PhD FAADFRCP (Edin, Glasgow, London, Ireland) FRCPCH (London)
Professor and Head Department of Skin and STD, Sree Balaji Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India