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Second Line Therapies


Systemic therapy

Refer to consultant

Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Erythrodermic Psoriasis is characterised by angry erythema and scaling affecting the entire cutaneous surface. All of the protective functions of the skin are lost including protection against infection, temperature control and prevention of fluid loss. Loss of nutrients through the skin leads to anaemia and electrolyte imbalance. The most common precipitating cause of Erythrodermic Psoriasis is the withdrawal of systemic corticosteroids, and these should be avoided in patients with psoriasis.