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The benefits of switching to nurse-led management of patients with psoriasis

Caroline Riddoch, RGN.Nurse Practitioner, Department of Dermatology, Aberdeen Royal InfirmaryPsoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory, non-infectious skin condition (Jackson, 2002) that affects about 1-2% of the UK population. It is incurable and presents equally in both men and women and can occur at any age. In 75% of cases presentation occurs before the age of 40 (Griffiths and Kirby, 1999).

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