Psoriasis is considered to be a chronic cutaneous disease characterized by inflammatory phenomena and an accelerated and excessive skin replacement. It is visible because of the erythematous, scaly red lesions on different areas of the skin. Occasionally, it can affect other areas such as the nails, the scalp and joints or it can increase the predisposition to develop other types of diseases.
Psoriasis is a highly complex alteration and the treatment prescribed depends on each individual patient and their evaluation. Consequently, each case must be profiled exclusively before deciding upon the appropriate course of action. The type of treatment also depends on which kind of lesions the patient has and the location of the psoriasis.
Recently, biological drugs have appeared which are providing new hope in problematic cases.