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Find a psoriasis specialist

Find a doctor or a healthcare team who specialize in psoriasis, as the more the team knows, the more they can help you.

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.

References

  • Amstrong AW, Koning JW, Rowse S, Tan H, Mamolo C, Kaur M. Under-treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis in the United States: analysis of medication usage with health plan data. Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2017; 7(1): 97-109.
  • Horn  EJ, Fox  KM, Patel  V, Chiou  CF, Dann  F, Lebwohl  M.  Are patients with psoriasis undertreated? results of National Psoriasis Foundation survey.  J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007;57(6):957-962.
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