Psoriasis is a very common and chronic autoimmune condition affecting the skin. Approximately one percent of the population is affected by psoriasis, and there is a genetic component. A section of patients with psoriasis may have a joint disease called psoriatic arthritis, which necessitates effective treatment to avoid permanent joint damage.
There are several forms of psoriasis. The most common, psoriasis vulgaris, appears as red patches with overlying silver-white flakes that are found on the elbows, knees, body, and scalp. Other variants can occur in body folds or on the hands and feet, or even following a streptococcal bacterial infection. The fingernails or toenails may also be affected by psoriasis.
Treatment for psoriasis depends on the location and severity of the condition. Various topical prescriptions, including steroids, calcineurin inhibitors, or tar therapy, have been the mainstay of psoriasis treatment.
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