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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?


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


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.


Keywords: Biological therapy, elderly population, psoriasis, treatment

關鍵詞: 生物治療、老年人口、銀屑病、治療