Psoriasis as old as mankind: a review

Psoriasis as old as mankind: a review. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 15 (2). pp. 137-144. ISSN 2636-9346 (2019)


While evaluating historical aspects of medicine, Greco-Arabic period stands ahead in medical field, before the skills of the 20th century. Their great contributions to medicine by their efforts drew remedies from all across the world. Psoriasis, a skin disorder, most likely as old as mankind is mentioned in the vast classical literature. This review paper mainly highlights the contribution of physicians of Greco-Arab related with psoriasis. Their scientific observation about the disease, gave a brief description about etiopathogenesis, clinical presentation and management of the diseases. Present physicians may not be well aware of the richness of the medical literature about psoriasis. This review gathered a rich source of medical information about the history of psoriasis from the wealth of ancient literature.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Taqashshur al-Jild, Psoriasis, Historical Background, Greco-Arab medicine, Skin diseases, Skin disorder
Taxonomy: By Subject > Medicine > Dermatology
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Medicine
Depositing User: Adi Azri Mohamad (Sg. Buloh)
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 23:41
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2022 07:12
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