Psoriasis: A Closer Look

Psoriasis: A Closer Look

By: Jayakar Thomas (author)Paperback

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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

About Author

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


Introduction Epidemiology Aetio pathogenesis and immunology Aetio pathogenesis Pathology Immuno pathogenesis Markers Clinical Aspects History and evaluation Clinical variants Associations Pediatric psoriasis Psoriasis in pregnancy Psoriasis in HIV Psoriasis as a systemic disease Investigations Treatment Symptomatic treatment Topical therapy Phototherapy Systemic therapy Newer drugs Treatment according to type/site Erythroderma Arthropathy Treatment of psoriasis in special populations Childhood psoriasis Complications and "The Psoriatic March" Psychological aspects, course & prognosis, follow up and rehabilitation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789351521235
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 113
  • ID: 9789351521235
  • weight: 170
  • ISBN10: 9351521230

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