Psoriasis - Paul Jarrett

Date Published: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Duration: 
25:46

Dr Paul Jarrett talks about prescribing tips for psoriasis. Paul is a consultant dermatologist at Counties Manukau District Health Board and is clinical lead for dermatology teaching in the department of medicine at The University of Auckland.

Topics:

  • Key concepts in psoriasis management
  • Psychosocial impact of psoriasis
  • Diagnosing severity
  • Drug therapies and treatments
  • Emollients, topical steroids, combination creams, vitamin D analogues and others
  • Dithranol for localised disease
  • Being cautious about excessive use of topical steroids on sensitive areas
  • When to refer a patient
  • Clinical scenarios: scalp psoriasis, nail psoriasis, psoriasis in sensitive areas
  • Managing a pregnant patient with psoriasis
  • Lifestyle measures to improve psoriasis
  • Take home messages

     

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Presenter

Paul Jarrett
Consultant Dermatologist

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