An approach to psoriasis

Mojakgomo Motswaledi*, Lehlogonolo Nkosi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Psoriasis is a genetically determined inflammatory and proliferative disease of the skin, presenting with sharply demarcated scaly plaques, especially on the extensor prominences and the scalp. Although it is a clinical diagnosis, biopsy can help to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment modalities include topical corticosteroids, tar preparations, vitamin D analogues, systemic retinoids, immunosuppressive drugs, phototherapy, and recently, biologicals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-22
Number of pages7
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • General practice
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin disease


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