Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, non-contagious skin disease. Characterized by itchy, thick, raised, red areas of skin covered with silvery-white scales, psoriasis affects one in fifty adults, making it one of the world's most common skin disorders. It can appear at any age and can affect one's relationships, ability to work and ability to enjoy leisure activities.

In this second edition of Psoriasis, Dr. Richard G.B. Langley features new therapies and presents a detailed ...

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Overview

Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, non-contagious skin disease. Characterized by itchy, thick, raised, red areas of skin covered with silvery-white scales, psoriasis affects one in fifty adults, making it one of the world's most common skin disorders. It can appear at any age and can affect one's relationships, ability to work and ability to enjoy leisure activities.

In this second edition of Psoriasis, Dr. Richard G.B. Langley features new therapies and presents a detailed look at this all too common problem. In accessible language, he offers insight into the nature of the disease, its potential treatments and their relative benefits and risks-information that will enable patients to achieve a greater quality of life.

Featuring a drug table, case studies, a complete glossary of terms and a comprehensive reference section, Psoriasis is an important resource for patients and their families.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554702503
  • Publisher: Key Porter Books
  • Publication date: 5/18/2010
  • Series: Your Personal Health Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 8.62 (w) x 5.66 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Skin: Our Largest Organ 3

Chapter 2 What Is Psoriasis? 8

Chapter 3 What Causes Psoriasis? 25

Chapter 4 Diagnosis of Psoriasis 34

Chapter 5 Psoriatic Arthritis 39

Chapter 6 Psoriasis in Children 63

Chapter 7 The Psychosocial Effect of Psoriasis 77

Chapter 8 Introduction to Treatment Approaches 95

Chapter 9 Topical Therapies 99

Chapter 10 Light Therapy 109

Chapter 11 Systemic Therapies 122

Chapter 12 Biologic Therapies 140

Chapter 13 Final Thoughts 176

Table of Drug Names 180

Glossary 181

Further Resources 188

Index 191

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