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Psoriasis

Palms of hands, in images

The palms of the hands can be affected by a number of skin conditions. Jean Watkins describes the symptoms, causes and treatment for some of the most common.

Scabies, in images

Jean Watkins describes the various presentations of scabies, its symptoms, complications and treatment.

Weight loss improves psoriasis

Weight loss improves psoriasis, according to a study that included 303 overweight or obese patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis that did not clear after four weeks' systemic treatment.

Common scalp conditions

Scalp conditions that may present in primary care include male pattern baldness, psoriasis of the scalp and squamous cell carcinoma , writes Dr Jean Watkins

Presentations of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common condition that affects approximately 2% of the population and may range from mild rashes to psoriatic emergencies which require urgent hospital care, writes Dr Jean Watkins

Psoriasis and its comorbidities

Management of psoriasis depends on the extent of disease, sites affected, comorbidities, and the patient's lifestyle, write Taha Aldeen and Mohammad Basra

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