Psoriasis is a skin condition in which is characterised by chronic, circumscribed red patches covered by thick, dry, silvery scales which may come and go. The patches may be anywhere on the body but are most common on the elbows, knees, bony areas of the arms and legs, scalp, ears, and genitalia. The condition is often associated with arthritis, particularly of the end joints of the fingers, and with iritis.

Treatment of psoriasis includes steroid cream, ultraviolet light, tar baths, creams and shampoos, oral methotrexate, and photochemotherapy.



Support Groups

The National Psoriasis Foundation (USA) website has information on psoriasis, but at the time of writing, no references to iritis.

The Psoriasis Association (UK) does not appear to have a web site yet. They have a national network of local groups.

Psoriasis Association (UK)
7 Milton Street
Tel +44 (020) 75809977
Fax +44 (020) 75808540

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