Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis

About the Canadian Psoriasis Guidelines

The first evidence-based Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis were published in June, 2009 (media release). A fully searchable PDF version of the document is available here for free download.

  • Two peer-reviewed articles arising from the Guidelines have been published (see below). Other articles will be cited here as they are published.
    • Papp KA, Carey W. Psoriasis care: new and emerging pharmacologic trends. J Cutan Med Surg 2010; 14:119–129. (View the abstract on PubMed)
    • Papp KA, Gulliver W, Lynde C, et al. Canadian guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis: Overview. J Cutan Med Surg 2011; 15:210–219. (View the abstract on PubMed)
  • For easy access to the 108-page document, readers should use the document in its electronic form, using the “find” function to navigate


Click here to download the Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis [pdf].


Legal disclaimer

  • Disclaimer: These Guidelines are intended to assist physicians in clinical decision making. As always, physicians should use their best clinical judgment when determining whether and how to apply treatment recommendations. Clinical decisions must take into account the patient’s individual circumstances and any newer evidence that may come to light regarding treatments for plaque psoriasis. This document is not intended to substitute for or supersede the guidance found in the relevant Canadian product monographs or other official information available for the therapeutics discussed. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this document; any errors will be corrected in the next edition.
  • Note to patients: If you have any questions about your condition or treatment options, please consult your family physician or dermatologist. Do not discontinue or change your current medications unless you have been instructed to do so by your doctor.