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A Comprehensive Textbook of Psoriasis
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Main description:

This book is a comprehensive guide to the management of psoriasis, covering all aspects of the condition, from basic science, to pathology, epidemiology and clinical practice.

Beginning with an introduction, the following chapters discuss psoriasis and associated medical conditions, including as a systemic disease, arthritis, and in children.

Investigation techniques and diagnosis are discussed in depth and each topic concludes with a ‘key points to remember’ section. The final chapters describe complimentary therapies and diet and nutrition in the treatment of psoriasis.

The book is highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams to enhance learning.

Key Points

  • Comprehensive guide to the management of psoriasis for practising dermatologists

  • Covers numerous associated medical conditions

  • In depth discussion on investigation techniques and diagnosis

  • Each topic summarised with ‘key points to remember’ section


  1. Introduction

  2. Epidemiological Aspects of Psoriasis

  3. Psoriasis in India

  4. Genetic and Familial Factors in Psoriasis

  5. Aetiology and Pathogenesis

  6. Histology and Pathology

  7. Clinical Presentations of Psoriasis

  8. Types of Psoriasis

  9. Assessing the Severity of Psoriasis

  10. History of the Disease and Triggers

  11. Effects of Psoriasis

  12. Metabolic Syndrome and Psoriasis

  13. Psoriatic Arthritis

  14. Associations of Psoriasis

  15. Psychiatric Comorbidity in Psoriasis

  16. Childhood Psoriasis

  17. Management of Psoriasis

  18. Systemic Therapies for Psoriasis

  19. Retinoids in Psoriasis

  20. Calcineurin Inhibitors in Psoriasis

  21. Methotrexate in Psoriasis

  22. Azathioprine in Psoriasis

  23. Fumaric Acid Esters

  24. Hydroxyurea in Psoriasis

  25. Leflunomide in Psoriasis

  26. Mycophenolate Mofetil in Psoriasis

  27. Sulfasalazine in Psoriasis

  28. Tacrolimus in Psoriasis

  29. 6-Thioguanine in Psoriasis

  30. Retinoic Acid Metabolism Blocking Agents in Psoriasis

  31. Rapamycin Inhibitors: Sirolimus, Everolimus

  32. Thiazolidinediones in Psoriasis

  33. Paclitaxel in Psoriasis

  34. Neovastat in Psoriasis

  35. The Strength of Recommendations for the Treatment of Psoriasis Using Traditional Systemic Therapies

  36. Investigational Therapies in Psoriasis

  37. Phototherapy in Psoriasis

  38. Recent Advances in Phototherapy

  39. Narrowband Ultraviolet B Phototherapy in the Treatment of Psoriasis

  40. Targeted Phototherapy in Psoriasis

  41. Biological Agents for Psoriasis

  42. Ambulatory Treatment (Day Care) for Psoriasis

  43. Indications for Hospitalization in Psoriasis

  44. Counseling and Patient Education in Psoriasis

  45. Complimentary Therapies for Psoriasis

  46. Diet and Nutrition in Psoriasis


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ISBN-13: 9789385999826
Publisher: Jaypee Medical (Jaypee Brothers,Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.)
Publication date: July, 2016
Pages: 284
Weight: 490g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Dermatology, Diseases and Disorders


Peerzada Sajad Ahmad MD


Iffat Hassan MD

Professor and Head

Both at Department of Dermatology and STDs, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India



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