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Psoriasis

Psoriasis /sɵˈraɪ.əsɨs/ is an immune-mediated disease that affects the skin. It is typically a lifelong condition. There is currently no cure, but various treatments can help to control the symptoms.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with psoriasis, 64% report having skin rash, 38% report having itching of skin, and 26% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of psoriasis are skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, itchy scalp, and irregular appearing scalp, although you may still have psoriasis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with psoriasis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), lipid panel, other therapeutic procedures, biopsy, excision, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, excision of skin lesion and referral to home health care service .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with psoriasis include clobetasol topical, calcipotriene topical, methotrexate, triamcinolone, betamethasone topical product, betamethasone-calcipotriene topical, etanercept (enbrel), fluocinonide topical, triamcinolone topical product, tacrolimus topical product, salicylic acid topical, ketoconazole and acitretin (soriatane) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for psoriasis include age 60-74 years age 45-59 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.3x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.5x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
1.3x
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