Psoriasis-Body

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Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation **We aren't endorsed by this school
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PHARMACY 107
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Medicine
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Jun 6, 2023
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VIRGEN MILAGROSA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Martin P. Posadas Avenue, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, 2420, Philippines COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Department of Pharmacology 1 Psoriasis Body Baitha, Jay N. Pharmacology Professor Dr. Kathleen M. De Vera May, 2023 Plaque psoriasis Inverse psoriasis Nail psoriasis Erythrodermic psoriasis
VIRGEN MILAGROSA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Martin P. Posadas Avenue, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, 2420, Philippines COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Department of Pharmacology 2 Psoriasis Body Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in your skin. Symptoms of psoriasis include thick areas of discolored skin covered with scales. Psoriasis is a common, long-term (chronic) disease with no cure. It can be painful, interfere with sleep and make it hard to concentrate. The condition tends to go through cycles, flaring for a few weeks or months, then subsiding for a while. Symptoms A patchy rash that varies widely in person to person, ranging from spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions over much of the body. Rashes that vary in color, tending to be shades of purple with gray scale on brown or Black skin and pink or red with silver scale on white skin. Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children). Itching, burning or soreness. Cyclic rashes that flare for a few weeks or months and then subside. Types of psoriasis body; Plaque psoriasis. The most common type of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis causes dry, itchy, raised skin patches (plaques) covered with scales. They usually appear on the elbows, knees, lower back and scalp. The patches vary in color, depending on skin color. Inverse psoriasis. Inverse psoriasis mainly affects the skin folds of the groin, buttocks and breasts. It causes smooth patches of inflamed skin that worsen with friction and sweating. Fungal infections may trigger this type of psoriasis. Nail psoriasis. Psoriasis can affect fingernails and toenails, causing pitting, abnormal nail growth and discoloration. Psoriatic nails might loosen and separate from the nail bed. Erythrodermic psoriasis. The least common type of psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis can cover the entire body with a peeling rash that can itch or burn intensely. Causes Psoriasis is thought to be an immune system problem that causes skin cells to grow faster than usual. In the most common type of psoriasis, known as plaque psoriasis, this rapid turnover of cells results in dry, scaly patches. The cause of psoriasis isn't fully understood.
VIRGEN MILAGROSA UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION Martin P. Posadas Avenue, San Carlos City, Pangasinan, 2420, Philippines COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Department of Pharmacology 3 Psoriasis triggers Infections, such as strep throat or skin infections Weather, especially cold, dry conditions Certain medications including lithium, high blood pressure drugs and antimalarial drugs. Complications Temporary skin color changes Eye conditions, such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis and uveitis Obesity Type 2 diabetes Treatment Topical therapy Light therapy 1. Corticosteroids 2. Vitamin D analogues 3. Retinoids 4. Calcineurin inhibitors 5. Salicylic acid 6. Coal tar 7. Anthralin 1. Sunlight 2. Goeckerman therapy 3. UVB broadband 4. UVB narrowband 5. Psoralen plus ultraviolet A 6. Exclimer laser Oral or injected medications 1. Steroids 2. Methotrexate 3. Cyclosporine 4. Thioguanine 5. Hydroxyurea
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