Treating severe psoriasis: an update
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Treating severe psoriasis: an update

Lucy Ronda Research sister and unit manager, Skin Therapy Research Unit, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London
Liz Jones Research sister and unit manager, Skin Therapy Research Unit, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, London

This article provides an overview of the common skin condition psoriasis, and the various treatments that are available, which include the newly available biologic drugs for severe psoriasis. It examines quality of life issues, including the rejection and stigmatisation felt by many patients, and explores coping strategies that can help patients.

Nursing Standard. 20, 4,57-65. doi: 10.7748/ns2005.10.20.4.57.c3972

Published in print: 05 October 2005