Psoriasis: Recommendations for anthralin

  • Indications: Was important component of psoriasis treatment for many years
  • Contraindications/adverse reactions: Most common side effects are skin irritation and staining of the skin and other touching objects. Because of skin irritation, it is important to avoid contact with surrounding normal skin.

Level of Evidence: III Strength of Recommendation: C  

Navigate section 3 of the psoriasis guideline: Topical therapies

Citation note

When referencing this guideline in a publication, please use the following citation: Menter A, Korman NJ, Elmets CA, Feldman SR, Gelfand JM, Gordon KB,et al. Guidelines of care for the management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Section 3. Guidelines of care for the management and treatment of psoriasis with topical therapies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Apr;60(4):643-59.