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Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults

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Last updated:1st Oct 2010

This guideline covers psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults. It includes a care pathway describing the patient journey between primary and secondary care and the assessments and treatments undertaken at each stage including: diagnosis; monitoring; comorbidities; psychological well-being; topical, systemic and biologic therapies; phototherapy; and organisation of care, including nurse-led clinics. The guideline does not cover treatment in pregnancy or preconception, palmoplantar pustulosis, or management of chronic pain.

This guideline will be of particular interest to allied health professionals, clinical psychologists, dermatologists, general practitioners, health psychologists, medical physicists, nurses, occupational health professionals, patients and carers, pharmacists, and rheumatologists.

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