An approach to psoriasis in general practice

Mojakgomo Motswaledi*, L. Nkosi

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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)88-92
Number of pages5
JournalSouth African Family Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • General practice
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin disease


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