What is Plaque Psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes new skin cells to grow faster than normal, causing the buildup of plaques. Psoriasis isn’t contagious and can’t be spread by touch or close contact.
Plaque Psoriasis Symptoms
Symptoms vary depending on each patient and the type of plaque psoriasis, but may include:
- Raised, discolored plaques with a white or silvery surface
- Cracks (fissures)
- Itchiness, irritation, or pain
Diagnosing Plaque Psoriasis
A dermatologist will diagnose plaque psoriasis by talking to you about your medical history and examining your skin. Because psoriasis can sometimes mimic the appearance of eczema and other skin diseases, a biopsy may be necessary to inspect your skin cells under a microscope. Allergy tests and blood tests are also sometimes used to diagnose this condition.
If you have psoriasis, you also have a higher chance of developing other conditions, including psoriatic arthritis, eye conditions, obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, mental health conditions, or other autoimmune diseases.
Plaque Psoriasis Injection and Infusion Therapies
Plaque psoriasis is a chronic illness without a cure, though patients often cycle between healing and flare-ups. Proper and consistent treatment can help minimize flare-ups and their associated symptoms.
Many treatment options include topical medications, light therapy, and systemic drugs. However, plaque psoriasis injection and infusion therapies may be an option to clear up your skin and symptoms.
Injection and infusion therapies for plaque psoriasis include:
- Simponi Aria
If your physician determines that you may benefit from receiving plaque psoriasis injection or infusion treatments to alleviate your symptoms, FlexCare Infusion Centers is here for you.