Special Issue "Psoriasis: Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional Approach"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 8505
Although psoriasis was initially thought to be a "simple" dermatological disease, developments in medical research have led to numerous discoveries regarding this complex disease. Now, psoriasis is a chronic immunological disease involving inflammation targeting the skin, internal organs, and joints. Numerous factors are involved in the onset, worsening, and relapse of psoriasis; these factors are environmental and genetic, many of which are still not fully understood.
The complexity of psoriasis is also highlighted by the comorbidities that can accompany psoriasis, including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular involvement, major depressive disorders, the development of psoriatic arthritis, and also the substantial impact on quality of life.
Although there is no treatment to cure psoriasis, significant progress has been made in therapy to relieve the symptoms and signs of the disease. The current treatment regimen in psoriasis (depending on clinical type and severity) starts from topical therapy, phototherapy, and conventional systemic drugs (such as methotrexate, cyclosporin A, and acitretin) to biological therapy (anti-TNF, anti-IL12/23, anti-IL17, and anti-IL23).
This Special Issue, “Psoriasis: Multidisciplinary and Multidimensional Approach”, aims to explore the latest updates of all aspects regarding psoriasis, from immunology, genetics, and treatment to comorbidities and quality of life.
Dr. Ana Maria Alexandra Stanescu
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- immunology of psoriasis
- genetics of psoriasis
- quality of life