Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Section 1. Overview of psoriasis and guidelines of care for the treatment of psoriasis with biologics

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  • Psoriasis is a common, chronic, inflammatory, multisystem disease with predominantly skin and joint manifestations affecting approximately 2% of the population. In this first of 5 sections of the guidelines of care for psoriasis, we discuss the classification of psoriasis; associated comorbidities including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular risk, psychiatric/psychologic issues, and cancer risk; along with assessment tools for skin disease and quality-of-life issues. Finally, we will discuss the safety and efficacy of the biologic treatments used to treat patients with psoriasis. © 2008 American Academy of Dermatology, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Menter A; Gottlieb A; Feldman SR; Van Voorhees AS; Leonardi CL; Gordon KB; Lebwohl M; Koo JYM; Elmets CA; Korman NJ
  • Start Page

  • 826
  • End Page

  • 850
  • Volume

  • 58
  • Issue

  • 5