Treatment of Psoriasis (Milestones in Drug Therapy) By Jeffrey M. Weinberg
* Publisher: BirkhÃ¤user Basel
* Number Of Pages: 183
* Publication Date: 2008-02-06
* ISBN-10 / ASIN: 3764377224
* ISBN-13 / EAN: 9783764377229
* Binding: Hardcover
Psoriasis is an inherited skin disease that has been diagnosed in 4.5
million adults in the United States. About 10 percent to 30 percent of
people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes
pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.
The book reviews the clinical manifestations of these two entities. The
main focus is on the evolving paradigm of therapy. Topical and
ultraviolet therapy are discussed first, followed by traditional
systemic therapy. A major focus is on biologic therapies. New agents in
development are also reviewed. The book concludes with an evaluation of
the quality of life impact of this disease.
This volume provides an in-depth overview of the current state of
psoriasis and its management. It is of interest to clinicians,
researchers, and even patients who wish to learn more. It is also of
interest to those in the pharmaceutical industry, and those in finance
who cover the pharmaceutical field.