Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disorder with significant morbidity and mortality, but a persistent gap appears to exist for the adequate treatment of patients with moderate to severe disease. A 2007 study using survey data from the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) showed that almost 40% of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis did not receive any treatment. Moreover, for respondents with severe psoriasis, 26% were treated with systemic therapy, phototherapy, or both; 39% were not in treatment; and 35% were treated with topical therapy alone. These results suggest that, while various treatment modalities are available for psoriasis, non-treatment and under-treatment of patients with psoriasis remains a significant problem. That is why it is important to find a psoriasis specialist who understands all of your needs, knows all the possible treatments, so that you can have a personalized treatment.
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