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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 674-682

Systemic management of psoriasis patients in Indian scenario: An expert consensus

1 Department of Dermatology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Command Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
5 Department of Dermatology, Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India
6 Visiting Dermatology Consultant, P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
7 Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
8 Department of Dermacosmetology, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
9 Department of Dermatology, Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society Medical College, Sola, Gujarat, India
10 Consultant Skin and S.T.D. Specialist, Dermatosurgeon, Dr. Tahiliani's Clinic, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Murlidhar Rajagopalan
Senior Consultant, Department of Dermatology, Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_113_21

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Background: Psoriasis is a common inflammatory disease with significant comorbidities, and regardless of its extent, it affects the patients' quality of life. The various modalities of treating psoriasis comprise topical or systemic medications, phototherapy, and an array of biologic agents. There is a lack of Indian recommendations on the management of psoriasis with these different modalities and challenges faced by the clinicians in day-to-day practice. Aim: To develop India-specific consensus for systemic management of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Method and Results: A panel of dermatology experts, based on the evidence and international recommendations, coupled with their own clinical experience, developed recommendations for systemic management of patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. Conclusion: These recommendations are meant to provide guidance in terms of choice of systemic therapies, dosing, effectiveness, and safety. It also addresses clinical challenges that may be experienced during psoriasis management.

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