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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.

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Psoriasis

By

Sandra E. Valenzuela

5/5/02


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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.


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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.


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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


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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


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There are three type of treatment

  • Tropical treatment

  • Photo therapy treatment

  • Systemic treatment

  • There are also called 1-2-3 approach


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Tropical Treatment

  • Sunlight

  • Corticosteroids

  • Calcipotrience

  • Coal tar

  • Moisturizes

  • Bath solution

  • Salicylic acid


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Phototheraphy treatment

  • UVB photo therapy

  • PUVA (ultraviolet A (UVA)


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Systemic Treatment

  • Methotrexate

  • Cyclosporine

  • Hydroxyurea

  • Retionoids

  • Antibiotics


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Egg

Pork

Milk

peanuts

Soy products

Wheat

These only applied with patient that has reaction toward food.

Food Allergic


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Nutritional Guideline

  • Assess nutrition status

  • Develop a plan of action in nutrition care plan

  • Education the patient

  • Exercise 2 to 4 times a weeks


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References

  • Corinne B. Cataldo.(1999). Nutrition andDiet Therapy, fifth edition pp. 423

  • Mahan & Stump. (2000). Food, nutrition &diet therapy 10th-edition , pp.370-379


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