PSORIAZIS (Psoriasis) Polyclinic has started to serve in our hospital.
Eklenme Tarihi: 01 Kasım 2022
Psoriasis is a disease that is very common in the society and all over the world, and continues for many years with exacerbations and remission periods. Genetic and environmental factors play a role in its emergence. This disease occurs in one or two people out of every 100 people in the community. It occurs with equal frequency in men and women. It is a disease that can be seen in both children and adults.
It usually occurs with sharply circumscribed redness on areas such as scalp, knees, elbows, with mother-of-pearl (silver) colored dandruff (scaling) on it. In addition, involvement of the hands and soles of the feet, genital area and nails can also be seen. Joint symptoms such as morning stiffness or stiffness due to sitting and standing for a long time, swelling of the fingers or toes (“sausage finger” appearance) may accompany the disease.
The disease is not transmitted to anyone by contact.
The symptoms and severity of the disease can vary from person to person, even in the same person over time.
The diagnosis can be easily made by clinical findings. Some patients may require a skin biopsy.
There is no definitive treatment for the disease. However, with appropriate treatment, it can be controlled and long-term well-being can be achieved. Local (cream, ointment, etc.) treatments are primarily chosen in limited-involvement psoriasis. Methotrexate, cyclosporine-A, acitretin and phototherapy are used in resistant, widespread disease. If there is no response to these, a new generation of targeted effective drugs developed with special methods such as biological agents can be selected.
Since psoriasis is a disease that affects a person’s quality of life, it should be treated effectively.