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Psoriasis patients see great benefit in achieving complete skin clearance

Presented By
Prof. Matthias Augustin , University Medical Centre Hamburg, Germany
Conference
SPIN 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/423cdf5c
From patients’ point of view, reaching Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) responses of 90/100 is often linked to an emerging feeling of large benefit through treatment. The likelihood of a 0/1 score in the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) is heightened by factors such as biologic therapy and higher age. How important are high levels of skin clearance for patients with psoriasis and their quality-of-life? To answer this question, Prof. Matthias Augustin (University Medical Centre Hamburg, Germany) and his group performed a retrospective cohort study based on data from the PsoBest registry [1]. The study analysed PASI, DLQI, and Patient Benefit Index (PBI) 1 year after starting systemic treatment for psoriasis. Over 3,800 adults with moderate-to-severe disease who continued until visit 4 at 12 months were evaluated. As for previous treatments, 45.2% never had systemic therapy, and 14.9% already had been on biologics, the latter re...


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