Fast Five Quiz: Severe Psoriasis

Dirk M. Elston, MD; William D. James, MD


December 20, 2021

A variety of treatments are available for more advanced psoriasis, including narrow-band ultraviolet B (UVB) light, psoralen with ultraviolet A (UVA) light retinoids (eg, isotretinoin), acitretin, methotrexate (particularly for arthritis), cyclosporine, infliximab, etanercept, adalimumab, and apremilast, as well as biologic options (eg, secukinumab, ustekinumab, ixekizumab, brodalumab, certolizumab, guselkumab, tildrakizumab, risankizumab).

Sunshine, moisturizers, and salicylic acid are generally used for patients with less than 20% of BSA involved, unless the lesions are physically, socially, or economically disabling.

Learn more about the medications used for the treatment of psoriasis.


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