Talk to any patient with psoriasis or any doctor who treats one and they will tell you psoriasis is more than a skin disease. It affects your entire life — your skin, your body, your psyche. Patients are often left feeling isolated...
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Women and Psoriasis Abby S. Van Voorhees, MD This month’s column explores unique aspects of the burden of disease for women with psoriasis.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
As Dr. Van Voorhees observes in this month’s column, transitions in psoriasis treatment — as in life — often require adjustments. Here she offers her own strategies to best manage changing treatments. Transitions in my opinion are always a challenge. At each of life’s stages, the path to the new place is often a bit rocky, even when the opportunities ahead look enticing. It has always struck me that these times can be fraught with missteps as we learn the rules, test the waters and establish our bearings. Losing one’s comfort zone is not an easy task for most of us. It also strike
Friday, May 7, 2010
This new column by Dr. Van Voorhees will touch on issues that come up in real life practice situations when caring for psoriasis patients, along with her thoughts about their potential solutions. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that affects between 1% and 2% of all Americans. As such, it is quite common in most of our practices. However, the management of psoriasis is oftentimes complex, and as we come to understand the genetics and inflammatory pathogenesis of its underpinnings, we are also learning about the workings of the immune system on the fly. And so this column will be
Friday, December 18, 2015
A 5-year-old girl presented with a 3-week history of multiple discrete, pink, scaly plaques. The plaques were ovoid, ranged from 0.5 to 3 cm in diameter, and were slightly raised, blanchable, and pruritic.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
This article provides several concrete suggestions to help clinicians and patients to enhance their emotional well-being and clinical outcomes.