An overview and update of psoriasis
Liz Green Clinical research sister, Skin Therapy Research Unit, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London
Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition and nurses can expect to encounter patients with psoriasis in both primary and secondary care settings. This article focuses on the physical and psychosocial effects of the condition and on appropriate management strategies, including the use of biologic therapies to treat moderate to severe psoriasis. Quality of life issues are also addressed.
Nursing Standard. 25, 35, 47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.05.25.35.47.c8498