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What is psoriasis and how can it be treated?

Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that affects the skin but it can also affect nails, can affect joints and while we have excellent treatment for psoriasis we don’t have any cure. It is a chronic skin disease and as such it is really important that one treats psoriasis early and treats it well to prevent any complications in the future.
Psoriasis can affect both male and female and psoriasis is mainly seen in the adult population. As far as treatment of psoriasis goes, we have numerous treatments that one can offer including topical treatments, oral systemic treatments and some injections or some biologic therapy.
My specialist interest is in psoriasis and my subspecialty training was in psoriasis and inflammatory disease and I can certainly offer lots of treatment options in order to improve psoriasis.
Psoriasis can be very disabling and can really affect quality of life and that is so important that we address both the psoriasis rash that you see and also the impact on quality of life and your day-to-day activities. It is important that we address both of those during the consultation.

More about Jennifer Crawley

Jennifer Crawley is a Consultant Dermatologist at Clinica London with a special interest in dermatology. She is an expert in both adult and paediatric dermatology and has particular interests in research, teaching and leading audit projects.
She gained a MBChB qualification from University of Bristol in 2002, after gaining BSc. (Hons) Cellular & Molecular Pathology in 1999. During following years she undertook training and gained work experience in Bristol and London.
Further she has performed a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including surgical excision of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, incisional biopsies, shave excisions and curettage and cautery.


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