treatment decision
      How is the treatment decision be made once       the diagnosis of psoriasis is established ?

The diagnosis of psoriasis is made basically by clinical examination . In certain doubtful situation biopsy of the skin disease will help to establish the diagnosis.
Once the diagnosis is made the physician examines the patient regarding the sites of involvement as well as the extent of the disease. Both are having impact on the discussion making. Special note is made whether there is joint involvement, liver and kidney disease.
Then the physician may order some blood tests. The objective of these tests are to assess the general health of the patient, to guide the selection of drug and to assess to outcome of treatment.
Along with this , the psychological assessment as well as the QoL assessment will be made. Once all the test results and other data are available treatment protocol is drawn . This protocol will be discussed and the final schedule is prepared.

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