Without effective treatment this condition can be highly visible, uncomfortable and itchy. It’s also associated with a number of other medical problems including psoriatic arthritis.
There have been many advances in our knowledge and available treatments. Treatment options include creams/gels, tablets, phototherapy and newer targeted biologic therapies. Biologic therapies are only available in Australia for people with severe chronic plaque psoriasis that has failed to adequately respond to our traditional treatments and/or when these have caused adverse toxicities. Biologic therapies include adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, secukinumab and ustekinumab