SIGN Guideline 121 – Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults

SIGN Guideline 121 – Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in adults

This guideline from the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) is the first of its kind internationally to draw together the best available evidence on diagnosing and treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, recognising the need to see the relationship between both conditions and treat them in a co-ordinated fashion.

Key recommendations contained within the guideline include the following:
1. Patients should have an annual review with their GP
2. Patients should have access to appropriate multidisciplinary care
3. Assessment of patients should include psychosocial measures, with referral to psychological services as appropriate
4. Active involvement of patients in managing their care should be encouraged.

A Quick Guide and Patient Booklet are available to download from the SIGN website. We can also send you copies – send a large SAE with 3 large first class stamps to PSALV, 54 Bellevue Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian,EH7 4DE.

Information leaflets are also freely available from PSALV on the following topics. You may download these (text in blue), or again send an SAE with 3 large first class stamps, indicating which factsheet/s you would like – please allow up to 14 days for these to be sent. If you plan to use the information in a publication we would ask you to quote the source and acknowledge the author to ensure copyright legislation is adhered to.

  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Psoriasis-mild or severe
  • Skin camouflage therapy
  • PSALV leaflet
  • BAD leaflets(British Assoc of Dermatologists)
    Psoriasis – an overview
    Psoriasis – topical treatments
    Psoriasis – treatment for moderate or severe psoriasis
  • Overview of psoriasis
  • Moderate and severe psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Info on Psoriatic Arthritis medications
  • Nail psoriasis
  • Scalp psoriasis
  • Phototherapy
  • Arthritis UK leaflets
    Psoriastic Arthritis
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require more information on anything you’ve read here. Our thanks go to Dr Girish Gupta, Consultant Dermatologist at Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire for his invaluable help in writing the information on this page (June 2015).
Disclaimer: the information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice.
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