Management of Psoriasis with Systemic Non-Biological Therapies
Patient Guideline Summary
- Psoriasis Vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease.
- It typically presents with well-defined pink plaques with a silvery scale.
- It commonly involves the scalp, elbows, knees, and presacral region, but it can affect any area of skin.
- Psoriasis is an immune-mediated condition.
- Although helpful in most psoriasis treatment regimens, topical therapies are frequently inadequate to get and maintain skin clearance.
- This patient summary focuses on the use of oral-systemic, nonbiologic medication in the treatment of psoriasis.
For each of the drugs listed below, there are conditions and chronic diseases that forbid their use or advise caution if used. It is important to check them with your doctor. Pregnancy, nursing, liver diseases, blood diseases, allergic reactions, diabetes, immunodeficiency, cancers, decreased kidney function are examples of these conditions.
- Fumaric acid ester
- Mycophenolate mofetil
- AAD: American Academy Of Dermatology