Management of Psoriasis

Editor(s): Yawalkar N. (Bern) 
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Vol. 38, No. , 2009
Section title: Paper
Yawalkar N (ed): Management of Psoriasis. Curr Probl Dermatol. Basel, Karger, 2009, vol 38, pp 160–171

Management of Difficult to Treat Locations of Psoriasis

Scalp, Face, Flexures, Palm/Soles and Nails

Kragballe K.
Department of Dermatology, Århus University Hospital, Århus, Denmark


Psoriasis located on the scalp, face, skin folds, palms/soles and nails may require special consideration due to physical disability and discomfort, and because the treatment efficacy and safety may be different. There are many therapeutic approaches for psoriasis in difficult to treat locations. Only a few of the therapies have been evaluated for efficacy and safety in well-designed and well-con-trolled clinical studies. Furthermore, comparative studies are often lacking. This chapter describes management of psoriasis located on the scalp, face, skin folds, palm/soles and nails, with special focus on treatment with topical agents.

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Prof. Knud Kragballe, MD, Department of Dermatology, Århus University Hospital, Århus Sygehus, P.P.Ørums Gade 11, DK–8000 Århus C (Denmark), Tel. +45 8949 1856, Fax +45 8949 1850, E-Mail

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Published online: July 28, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 12

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Book Serie: Current Problems in Dermatology, Vol. 38, Year 2009

Editor(s): Itin, P. (Basel)
ISSN: 1421-5721 (Print), eISSN: 1662-2944 (Online)

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