Psoriasis: Types, Triggers and Treatment Strategies


Phillip B. Smith (Editor)
Nathan C. Johnson (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

Psoriasis is a common chronic hyperproliferative inflammatory disease that affects skin, nails and joints. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the types, triggers and treatment strategies for psoriasis. Topics discussed include keratinocytes in psoriasis; keratin 17(K17) as a targeted therapy in the treatment of psoriasis; narrow-band ultraviolet light B (UVB) and psoralen plus UVA effect in the circulating levels of biological markers in psoriasis; comorbidities and nutrition in psoriasis; cardiovascular disease and psoriasis; and psoriasis vulgaris investigated by electron paramagnetic resonance. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Keratinocytes in Psoriasis: Key Players in the Disease Process
(Inas Helwa, Meg Gullotto, Wendy B. Bollag, Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta, GA, USA, and others)

Types, Triggers and Treatment Strategies of Psoriasis
(Spyridoula Doukaki, Maria Rita Bongiorno, Department of Dermatology, University of Palermo, Italy)

A New Strategy for the Treatment of Psoriasis—Keratin 17 (K17)-Targeting Therapy
(JiXin Gao, Gang Wang, Department of Dermatology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, China)
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Narrow-Band Ultraviolet Light B (UVB) and Psoralen Plus UVA Effect in the Circulating Levels of Biological Markers in Psoriasis
(Susana Coimbra, Alice Santos-Silva, Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC), Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, and others)

Psoriasis Vulgaris Investigated by Electron Paramagnetic Resonance
(Kouichi Nakagawa, Daisuke Sawamura, Department of Radiological Life Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hirosaki University, Hon-Cyo, Hirosaki, Japan, and others)

Psoriasis and Comorbidities
(Nayra Merino de Paz, Marina Rodríguez-Martín, Patricia Contreras Ferrer, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, and others)

Nutrition and the Treatment of Psoriasis
(Emily de Golian, Maryam Afshar, Nancy Anderson, School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA, USA, and others)

Psoriasis and Cardiovascular Disease – Update
(Manisha R. Panchal, Helen Coope, Anton B. Alexandroff, John McKenna, Department of Dermatology, Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Kingsmill Hospital, UK, and others)


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