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Therapeutic Approach

Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated skin disease that affects approximately 3% of the US population and 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis can be categorized based on clinical presentation into plaque psoriasis, guttate, erythrodermic, pustular psoriasis, and sebopsoriasis.1 Therapy should be based on the clinical severity, and special therapeutic considerations should be given to specific subtypes, special sites of involvement such as face, hands, and genitalia, and presence or absence of comorbidities (psoriatic arthritis, obesity, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis). See Table 6-1.

Table 6-1Psoriasis Treatment Table

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