Psoriasis Features Archives

Psoriasis: When the 'usual suspect' therapy works

Psoriasis: When the 'usual suspect' therapy works

Topical corticosteroids and ultraviolet therapies are still proving to be strong competitors in psoriasis treatment.

A recurring, itchy, burning rash in a patient taking beta-blockers

A recurring, itchy, burning rash in a patient taking beta-blockers

Beta-blockers are known to induce or aggravate psoriasis and should be avoided in these patients whenever possible.

Cardiovascular risk factors may dictate psoriatic arthritis severity

Cardiovascular risk factors may dictate psoriatic arthritis severity

Half of the patients in the study were newly diagnosed with four or more symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

What is it about dialysis that improves psoriasis?

What is it about dialysis that improves psoriasis?

Go gluten-free for psoriasis?

Go gluten-free for psoriasis?


Anyone who decides to eliminate gluten from his or her diet should first consult a dietitian for guidance.

Ustekinumab effective for psoriatic arthritis

Ustekinumab effective for psoriatic arthritis

Subcutaneous ustekinumab safe and effective in patients previously treated with anti-TNF agents.

Salt therapy beneficial for respiratory conditions, psoriasis

Salt therapy beneficial for respiratory conditions, psoriasis

Warm saltwater gargles for sore throats and salt poultices for soft-tissue infections are two of many commonly used salt therapies.

Gluten-free diet or vitamin D supplementation for psoriasis?

Gluten-free diet or vitamin D supplementation for psoriasis?

Would it be beneficial to give suprapharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 in cases of severe psoriasis?

Treating scrotal dermatitis

Treating scrotal dermatitis

What treatment do you recommend for scrotal dermatitis?

Vitamin D deficiency: Beyond bone health

Vitamin D deficiency: Beyond bone health

Vitamin D promotes absorption of calcium in the intestine and maintains adequate serum phosphate and calcium concentrations.

Briakinumab bests methotrexate for psoriasis

Briakinumab appears to reduce the severity of psoriasis better than methotrexate in patients with moderate or severe disease.

Growing skin plaques with scale

Growing skin plaques with scale

Two patients present to the dermatology clinic with scaly pruritic lesions on the forearm. Can you differentiate between the two?

Diagnosing scalp conditions

How can clinicians tell the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis?

Etiology of bilateral lower-extremity edema

Did a drug reaction cause bilateral lower-extermity edema in a patient with pityriasis rubra pilaris?

Aspirin for psoriasis?

Have there been any reports in the literature linking improvement of psoriasis vulgaris with initiation of long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy, even when usual therapy has failed?

Managing dermatitis

Are topical steroids appropriate for chronic psoriasiform dermatitis?

Prescription and OTC creams ineffective against itchy lesions

Prescription and OTC creams ineffective against itchy lesions

The patient's physical and psychological discomfort upset every aspect of his life.

Biologics revolutionize psoriasis management

Biologic agents, some of them already used for arthritis, are proving highly effective against this disfiguring disease. But there's a downside: high cost.

A short course in topical psoriasis agents

A short course in topical psoriasis agents

Unsightly skin can cause patients great anguish, raising their frustration with slow or ineffective therapies. This is the approach used by one expert.

Diagnosing and treating psoriasis of the nail

Diagnosis and treatment advice for nails infected with psoriasis.

A case of intractable, familial nail and skin thickening

A case of intractable, familial nail and skin thickening

Duration and pattern of distribution within the family were the pertinent clues to diagnosis.

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