Treatment of Psoriasis

  • Jeffrey M. Weinberg

Part of the Milestones in Drug Therapy book series (MDT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Alissa Cowden, Abby S. Van Voorhees
    Pages 1-9
  3. Marissa D. Newman, Jeffrey M. Weinberg
    Pages 11-21
  4. Allison J. Brown, Neil J. Korman
    Pages 23-39
  5. Paru R. Chaudhari, Dana K. Stern, Mark G. Lebwohl
    Pages 41-55
  6. Paru R. Chaudhari, Dana K. Stern, Mark G. Lebwohl
    Pages 57-70
  7. Rahat S. Azfar, Abby S. Van Voorhees
    Pages 71-101
  8. Edward M. Prodanovic, Neil J. Korman
    Pages 103-120
  9. Maria R. Robinson, Neil J. Korman
    Pages 159-164
  10. Amanda B. Sergay, Matthew Silvan, Jeffrey M. Weinberg
    Pages 165-177
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 179-186

About this book

Introduction

Psoriasis is an inherited skin disease that has been diagnosed in 4.5 million adults in the United States. About 10 percent to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints. 

The book reviews the clinical manifestations of these two entities. The main focus is on the evolving paradigm of therapy. Topical and ultraviolet therapy are discussed first, followed by traditional systemic therapy. A major focus is on biologic therapies. New agents in development are also reviewed. The book concludes with an evaluation of the quality of life impact of this disease.

This volume provides an in-depth overview of the current state of psoriasis and its management. It is of interest to clinicians, researchers, and even patients who wish to learn more. It is also of interest to those in the pharmaceutical industry, and those in finance who cover the pharmaceutical field.

Keywords

Biologics Dermatology Psoriatic arthritis Systemic therapy Topical therapy Ultraviolet and laser therapy laser pathophysiology physiology psoriasis research skin disease steroids therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey M. Weinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-7724-3
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag AG 2008
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-7722-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-7724-3
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