Diagnosis and treatment of adults with scalp psoriasis
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Diagnosis and treatment of adults with scalp psoriasis

Carla Renton Information and communications manager, Psoriasis Association, Northampton

Psoriasis is a chronic, lifelong skin condition, and scalp psoriasis is a common manifestation of this condition. Scalp psoriasis often requires separate treatment to psoriasis on other areas of the body because of the presence of hair, thinness of the skin and the visibility of this area, which may affect the person’s quality of life and wellbeing. An increased understanding of the treatment options available for scalp psoriasis, management protocols and effective application techniques may result in improved outcomes for patients

Nursing Standard. 28, 26, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.



Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 20 September 2013

Accepted: 10 December 2013