• Patients with psoriasis, skin of color experience disparities in identification, treatment

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Identifying and treating psoriasis in skin of color present a unique set of challenges for practitioners, leading to a call for advanced education.
    Disparities have been shown in how the disease is identified due to its presentation in non-white skin types, while treatment disparities and mental health impacts in individuals with skin of color have also been identified.
    Diagnosing psoriasis often leads with identifying erythema. The red, scaly patches common to the condition are generally easy to spot on lighter skin, but in skin of color, erythema presents much differently.
    “There are
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  • Progress needed in treating patients with skin of color and psoriasis

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Welcome to this special edition of Healio Psoriatic Disease, which focusses on the management of psoriasis in patients with skin of color, coinciding with Black History Month.
    In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. famously stated, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” The Institute of Medicine has defined a health care disparity as a “difference in treatment or access not justified by the differences in health status or preferences of the groups.” We hope this issue calls attention to aspects of psoriatic disease
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  • Dyschromia, dyspigmentation present unique challenges for skin of color

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Patients with skin of color have unique challenges when it comes to treating psoriasis.
    Dyschromia and dyspigmentation, a change of color in the skin or nails, can negatively affect individuals with skin of color. Although it is often seen as a cosmetic issue, discoloration of the skin can have long-lasting mental and physical effects.
    Healio Psoriatic Disease spoke with Amy J. McMichael, MD, FAAD, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Health Sciences and co-chair of the Skin of Color Society Scientific Committee, about the causes of dyschromia and
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