Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Section 3. Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with topical therapies.

@article{Menter2009GuidelinesOC,
  title={Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Section 3. Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with topical therapies.},
  author={A. Menter and N. Korman and C. Elmets and S. Feldman and J. Gelfand and K. Gordon and A. Gottlieb and J. Koo and M. Lebwohl and H. Lim and A. V. Van Voorhees and K. Beutner and R. Bhushan},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={
          643-59
        }
}
Psoriasis is a common, chronic, inflammatory, multi-system disease with predominantly skin and joint manifestations affecting approximately 2% of the population. In this third of 6 sections of the guidelines of care for psoriasis, we discuss the use of topical medications for the treatment of psoriasis. The majority of patients with psoriasis have limited disease (<5% body surface area involvement) and can be treated with topical agents, which generally provide a high efficacy-to-safety ratio… Expand
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