Psoriasis

Psoriasis

Question (Posted on :  01 Jan 2009 )


an indian male aged 22,complaining of 3-4 areas of small brownish discolouration[1cm x 0.5cm]topped by tiny plaques on palmar and plantar surfaces since the past 3 months.was diagnosed psoriasis and given methotrexate.is it the appropriate drug at this stage of the disease? Thanx in advance .

Doctor's Response (Posted on : 04 Jan 2009 )


Hi. Methotrexate is the drug of choice in Psoriasis. but there are alternative treatments like PUVA therapy. But there is a risk of radiation. Thank you



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