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Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

PAT121 PSORIASIS INFO SYMBOL GRAPHICThis booklet is for people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (or both). Your family, friends or carers may also find it useful.

This booklet is based on the recommendations from the SIGN national clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults.

Our guidelines are based on medical and scientific research. Research involves comparing different treatments or methods of care. The guideline development group looked at the research evidence available on how well different treatments work. We used this evidence to make recommendations for health-care professionals on how best to treat patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis.

This booklet covers:

  • what psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are;
  • who will be involved in your care; and
  • how your psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis should be treated.

It does not cover:

  • psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in children;
  • other forms of arthritis;
  • managing long-term pain; and
  • psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in pregnancy.

Patient information

Patient booklet (PDF)

Patient booklet in Urdu (PDF)

Copyright permission (PDF)

Contact us karen.graham2@nhs.net

March 2011

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