Cyclosporine is a powerful drug sometimes used in the treatment of psoriasis. Alhough newer biologics have somewhat eclipsed cyclosporine the minds of most dermatologist, there remains patients for whom this drug is useful.
The affect of psoriasis on quality of life is well know. How much improvement a given treatment provides directly impacts upon that treatment's ability to improve the quality of life of psoriasis patients.
The Ingram method for treating psoriasis utilizes anthralin, coal tar, and ultraviolet light in concert for clearing of psoriasis.
The Goeckerman Regimen was a popular inpatient treatment for psoriasis and is still sometimes used as an outpatient treatment in some psoriasis day-treatment centers.
Histoplasomsis is a rare fungal infection which is more common in persons with poorly functioning immune systems. Biologic drugs may increase the risk of certain infections including histoplasmosis by reducing the body's ability to respond to these diseases.
Impetigo Herpetiformis is the name given to pustular psoriasis occuring in pregnancy
Retier Syndrome, or Reactive Arthritis with Conjunctivitis/Urethritis/Diarrhea, is an uncommon disease with a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms some of which mimic psoriasis.
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL for short) also known as mycosis fungoides is a relatively rare lymphoma or cancer of the blood cells involving the skin. Because early cases of CTCL often have scaly red plaques similar to psoriasis, at times these patients are initially diagnosed with psoriasis only to evolve over time into a more obvious case of CTCL.
There are many types of psoriasis, and even subtypes of the types. Pustular psoriasis is an example of a type of psoriasis that can be further categorized into one of several distinct subtypes of this variety.
Treatments that are taken internally to treat psoriasis patients are called "systemic agents" in contrast to those which are applied to the skin which are termed "topical treatments."