Chapter 21. Psoriasis

  1. Hywel Williams MSC, PhD, FRCP Professor Dermato-Epidemiology Co-ordinating Editor
  1. Luigi Naldi MD Director1 and
  2. Robert J. G. Chalmers MB, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch21

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Naldi, L. and Chalmers, R. J. G. (2008) Psoriasis, in Evidence-Based Dermatology, Second Edition (ed H. Williams), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300161.ch21

Editor Information

  1. Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Centro Studi GISED, Department of Dermatology, Ospedali Riuniti, Bergamo, Italy

  2. 2

    Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester School of Medicine, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145183

Online ISBN: 9781444300161



  • psoriasis - inflammatory skin disease;
  • European Dermatoepidemiology Network (EDEN) database of psoriasis trials;
  • salicylic acid - keratolytic agent in dermatological practice;
  • Psoralen ultraviolet A (PUVA) for psoriasis clearance;
  • PUVA versus psoralen plus UVB;
  • treatments for acropustulosis (acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau);
  • palmoplantar pustular psoriasis;
  • guttate psoriasis;
  • systemic retinoid monotherapy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Questions

  • References