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Winter 2015, Vol. 23 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2015) 23, 175-182


Review Article

Psoriasis in the elderly. Do we know how to manage it?

老年人的銀屑病:我們懂得怎樣治理嗎?

R Ruiz-Villaverde, C Garrido-Colmenero, CM Martinez-Peinado, M Galán-Gutierrez, D Sáchez-Cano

Abstract

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease that affects the skin and joints. It is characterised by disfiguring, sharply demarcated scaling plaques that typically affect the knees, elbows, sacrum, scalp and may be mild to severe in presentation. The incidence of this disease appears to be increasing in parallel with age. The elderly population is often characterised by multiple comorbidities and polypharmacy. Psoriasis management in these patients may be difficult for this reason and we can categorise them as high-need patients with important repercussions of the disease on their quality of life.

銀屑病是一種慢性自身免疫性炎性疾病影響皮膚和關節。它的特點是毀容性、邊界清晰的脫屑斑塊,影響膝、肱、骶骨、頭皮,病徵可以從輕微至嚴重。這種疾病的發生率似乎隨年齡增長而增加。老年人口的特點是其合併病症及多重用藥。治療牛皮癬患者可能因為這些原因變得困難,我們可以將它們列作高需求類的患者並重新考量病情對他們生活品質的影響力。

Keywords: Biological therapy, elderly population, psoriasis, treatment

關鍵詞: 生物治療、老年人口、銀屑病、治療