Inflammatory disorders

Biologics tied to greater reduction in pediatric psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Biologics seem to be associated with greater reduction in psoriasis severity scores and higher drug survival rates than methotrexate in pediatric patients treated in a real-world setting, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Psoriasis symptoms, quality of life tied to disease severity

(HealthDay)—Patient-reported symptoms of psoriasis, quality of life, and work productivity worsen with increasing disease severity, as measured by two established clinician assessment tools, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

DLQI with 'not relevant' answers may underrate psoriasis severity

(HealthDay)—The Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) may underestimate disease severity in patients with psoriasis who respond "not relevant" to one or more items, according to a research letter published online April ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Classification of psoriasis severity depends on definition

(HealthDay)—Depending on the definition used, there are large variations in the proportion of patients identified as having moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to a study published in the December issue of the British ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vitamin D could provide psoriasis relief

New research suggests increasing vitamin D intake could reduce the symptoms of chronic inflammatory skin condition psoriasis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Psoriasis severity linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Promising new treatment option for chronic plaque psoriasis

Affecting more than 6 million Americans, chronic plaque psoriasis manifests as patches of red, scaly skin most frequently on the scalp, elbows and knees. Chronic plaque psoriasis most often appears in adolescence or mid-life ...

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