It is hypothesized that psoriatic arthritis is too often underdiagnosed, and therefore undertreated, in dermatology. In an interview with The Dermatologist, Drs Joseph F. Merola and Alice B. Gottlieb shared their insights as dual dermatologist-rheumatologists on screening for psoriatic arthritis in the patient with psoriasis.
Psoriasis can affect patients at all walks of life, from children to the elderly. Adolescents, however, require special considerations, from psychosocial conditions to therapy options, for the short- and long-term management of psoriasis.
The American Academy of Dermatology and National Psoriasis Foundation released new guidelines on the use of phototherapy for the treatment of psoriasis. Joel Gelfand, MD, MSCE, discussed the updated guidelines with The Dermatologist.
Access restrictions to therapies among patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis can significantly impact treatment effectiveness and adherence. Natalie Boytsov, PhD, discussed the implications of these restrictions with The Dermatologist.
Steve Bieler, National Psoriasis Foundation Staff Writer
The National Psoriasis Foundation is collaborating in a real-world trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of home vs office phototherapy with the goals of providing important data for this therapeutic option and supporting patient-centered research. Dermatology practices can volunteer to act as clinical sites.