Psoriasis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Management Strategies


Wilma Lambert (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

Psoriasis is a common, non-infectious, chronic inflammatory skin disease characterised by distinctive erythematous plaques that multiply and scale over with silvery patches. Psoriasis can affect any cutaneous site and is frequently found on the extensor skin surface of elbows and knees, scalp and sacral regions. Psoriasis is also associated with systemic conditions, including psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s disease and lymphoma. This book discusses the epidemiology, diagnosis and management strategies of psoriasis. Chapter One provides an overview of the challenging medical condition. Chapter Two discusses the possible factors raised by literature as main contributors to sleep disturbances and its correlation to psoriasis. Chapter Three gives an overview of the current results where blood plasma thermal changes have been detected by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) technique on psoriatic patients with different clinical stages, and monitored patients with no symptoms to patients with serious symptoms. Chapter Four discusses psoriasis treatment that targets the IL-23/Th17 axis. Chapter Five reviews natural health products for managing psoriasis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Psoriasis: A Challenging Medical Condition
Jackson Thomas, Gregory M Peterson, Nenad Naumovski, Duane Mellor, Ekavi N. Georgousopoulou, Sam Kosari, Pascale Dettwiller, Louise Deeks, Gabrielle Cooper, and Kavya E Baby (University of Canberra, Faculty of Health, Bruce, Canberra, Australia, and others)

Chapter 2. Sleep and Psoriasis
Camila Hirotsu, Rachel Gimenes Albuquerque, Sergio Tufik and Monica Levy Andersen (Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Department of Psychobiology, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) as a New Diagnostic and Screening Method on Patients with Psoriasis
Andrea Ferencz, Mehdi Moezzi and Dénes Lőrinczy (Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Medical Faculty, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, and others)

Chapter 4. Psoriasis Treatment: Targeting the IL-23/Th17 Axis
Susana Coimbra, Jorge Brandão Proença, Américo Figueiredo and Alice Santos-Silva (UCIBIO-REQUIMTE, Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Bioquímica, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto (FFUP), Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5. Natural Health Products for Psoriasis Management
Díaz-Murillo Violeta, Valentín-Escalera Josué, Rodríguez-OrozcoAlain, Bartolomé-Camacho María-Carmen, García-Pérez Martha-Estrella (Facultad de Químico-Farmacología, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Tzintzuntzan, Col. Matamoros, Morelia, Michoacán, México, and others)


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