RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TREATMENT OF SCALP PSORIASIS: A REVIEWAbstract
Psoriasis a kind of skin condition which is said to be a type of autoimmune disease making the epidermal layer of skin to deteriorate and cause severe itching, form plaques, red scaling, papules. It can be due to the genetic predisposition as the affected genes get involved in the control of the immune system. Psoriasis generally doesn’t have a specific site, it occurs anywhere on the body including the scalp which results in the formation of plaques that causes excess scales, and its severity may result in loss of scalp hair. Scalp psoriasis tough to treat as the hair acts as a barrier for the application of topical medicines. In this article, we discuss the clinical characteristics, differential diagnosis, effects on quality of life, and the appropriate therapeutic approach for controlling scalp psoriasis. Since, the disease relevance is high and could lead to severe consequence, there is a need for the development of effective therapy.
M. P. Venkatesh * and G. Uday
Department of Pharmaceutics, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, SS Nagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
05 May 2018
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01 January 2019