Psoriasis is another common genetic inflammatory skin condition with varying degrees of severity. It can be localised or extensive. It can be associated with arthritis and the metabolic syndrome (diabetes, high blood pressure, disorder of lipids and obesity). Treatment options include:
– Topical treatments: corticosteroids, tar, vitamin D analogue, retinoids
– Ultraviolet phototherapy
– Systemic treatments: Methotrexate, Acitretin, Cyclosporin
– Biologic immuno-modifiers