Chapter 8. Psoriasis

  1. Rebecca Penzer RN, BSc(Hons), PGDipEd, MSc Nurse Specialist Deputy Chair1 and
  2. Steven J. Ersser RGN, BSc (Hons), PhD (Lond), CertTHEd Professor Director Chair2

Published Online: 10 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch8

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

How to Cite

Penzer, R. and Ersser, S. J. (2010) Psoriasis, in Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319804.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, UK

  2. 2

    Bournemouth University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170871

Online ISBN: 9781444319804

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Keywords:

  • illness management principles;
  • psoriasis, chronic inflammatory condition;
  • biology of psoriasis;
  • psoriasis, chronic skin conditions, not contagious;
  • comorbidities associated with psoriasis;
  • chronic plaque psoriasis;
  • nail psoriasis - of nails, affecting 50% of people having psoriasis;
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis (EP), another dermatological emergency;
  • minor symptoms associated with ciclosporin;
  • biologic drugs and prescribing regimes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of psoriasis

  • Who gets psoriasis?

  • Biology of psoriasis

  • Comorbidities associated with psoriasis

  • Clinical variants of psoriasis

  • Physical symptoms that accompany psoriasis

  • Trigger factors in psoriasis

  • Treatments for psoriasis

  • Measuring quality of life

  • Conclusion

  • References