Psoriasis By Sandra E. Valenzuela 5/5/02
Definition • A Chronic (long lasting) skin disease characterized by scaling and inflammation. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of skin reproduce faster than normal and pile upon the skin’s surface.
Immune System • Normal immune sys.- It include a type of white blood cell, called T cell it protect the body against infection and disease. • Abnormal immune sys.- It cause activity by T cells in the skin,it trigger the inflammation and excessive skin cell.
Who is infected? • About 1 to 2% of the U.S population or 5.5 million people get infected. • Mostly common between the age 15 to 35 years old. • Mostly frequently occurs are male Caucasians population. • It is also inherited
Lesion appear on the trunk,limbs,scalp Noninfectious pus appear on the skin Vividly red plaques near the genitals Under the breasts itching Painful Armpits Silvery scales Inflammation Watery eyes Plaque psoriasis Symptoms
There are three type of treatment • Tropical treatment • Photo therapy treatment • Systemic treatment • There are also called 1-2-3 approach
Tropical Treatment • Sunlight • Corticosteroids • Calcipotrience • Coal tar • Moisturizes • Bath solution • Salicylic acid
Phototheraphy treatment • UVB photo therapy • PUVA (ultraviolet A (UVA)
Systemic Treatment • Methotrexate • Cyclosporine • Hydroxyurea • Retionoids • Antibiotics
Egg Pork Milk peanuts Soy products Wheat These only applied with patient that has reaction toward food. Food Allergic
Nutritional Guideline • Assess nutrition status • Develop a plan of action in nutrition care plan • Education the patient • Exercise 2 to 4 times a weeks
References • Corinne B. Cataldo.(1999). Nutrition andDiet Therapy, fifth edition pp. 423 • Mahan & Stump. (2000). Food, nutrition &diet therapy 10th-edition , pp.370-379