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Psoriasis (cont.)

Psoriasis Pictures

Guttate psoriasis. Red drop-like lesions are found on the skin. This type of psoriasis usually occurs after a streptococcal (bacterial) infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Guttate psoriasis. Red drop-like lesions are found on the skin. This type of psoriasis usually occurs after a streptococcal (bacterial) infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Pustular psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Pustular psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Nail psoriasis. Note the classic pits and yellowish color in the nails. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Nail psoriasis. Note the classic pits and yellowish color in the nails. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Plaque psoriasis on the elbow. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Plaque psoriasis on the elbow. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Plaque psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Plaque psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science.
Plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science.

Plaque psoriasis
Plaque psoriasis. Photo courtesy of University of British Columbia, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science.

Psoriasis on the palms. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Psoriasis on the palms. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Plaque psoriasis with fissures, which are splits in the skin. Fissures usually occur where the skin bends (joints). The skin may bleed and is more susceptible to infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Plaque psoriasis with fissures, which are splits in the skin. Fissures usually occur where the skin bends (joints). The skin may bleed and is more susceptible to infection. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Plaque psoriasis on the back. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Plaque psoriasis on the back. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Severe plaque psoriasis. Note the classic red color and scales or plaque. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Severe plaque psoriasis. Note the classic red color and scales or plaque. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

Psoriasis of the scalp. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
Psoriasis of the scalp. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

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Jensen, J.D., M.R. Delcambre, G. Nguyen, and N. Sami. "Biologic therapy with or without topical treatment in psoriasis: What does the current evidence say?" Am J Clin Dermatol 15.5 Oct. 2014: 379-85.

Mansouri, B., M. Patel, and A. Menter. "Biological therapies for psoriasis." Expert Opin Biol Ther 13.13 Dec. 2013: 1715-30.

Maza, A, et al. "Oral cyclosporin in psoriasis: a systematic review on treatment modalities, risk of kidney toxicity and evidence for use in non-plaque psoriasis." J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25 Suppl 2 May 2011: 19-27.

Paul, C., et al. "Evidence-based recommendations on conventional systemic treatments in psoriasis: systematic review and expert opinion of a panel of dermatologists." J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25 Suppl 2 May 2011: 2-11.

Sbidian, E., et al. "Efficacy and safety of oral retinoids in different psoriasis subtypes: a systematic literature review." J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 25 Suppl 2 May 2011: 28-33.

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Villaseñor-Park, Jennifer, David Wheeler, and Lisa Grandinetti. "Psoriasis: Evolving Treatment for a Complex Disease." Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 79.6 June 2012: 413-423.


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