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

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February 23, 2021

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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.

Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE, has found disparities in how psoriasis is identified and treated in different ethic and minority groups.Image Source: Junko Takeshita, MD, PhD, MSCE.

Diagnosing psoriasis often leads with identifying erythema…

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