Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Menter A, Korman N, Elmets C, Feldman S, Gelfand J, Gordon K, Gottlieb A, Koo J, Lebwohl M, Lim H, Van Voorhees A, Beutner K, Bhushan R

J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62:114-135. 

Personalized medicine is a new and up-and-coming phenomenon that allows physicians to tailor treatment options to a patient’s needs. Psoriasis is a condition that benefits from personalized therapy, as no two cases are identical. A study by Menter, Korman, Elmets, et al. looked into the safety and efficacy of phototherapy, topical medications, systemic treatments, and combination therapy. They concluded that, “Although treatment options for psoriasis have expanded in recent years, UV light therapy remains an essential therapeutic option for patients with psoriasis. Phototherapy is efficacious, is cost-effective, and generally lacks the systemic immunosuppressive properties of both traditional and biologic systemic therapies.”