Current Management of Scalp Psoriasis

Lyn Guenther, MD, FRCPC, FAAD

Disclosures

Skin Therapy Letter. 2015;20(3) 

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Conclusion

Topical steroids with or without calcipotriol are the mainstay of therapy for scalp psoriasis. There are a number of newer formulations including foams, shampoos, gels and sprays which enhance cosmetic acceptability and adherence. Twice weekly treatment should be considered as maintenance therapy for patients who relapse quickly.[26] Systemic treatment should be considered for recalcitrant cases. Studies have shown excellent efficacy with apremilast, adalimumab and etanercept.

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