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    Psoriasis patient point of view

    Survey highlights the challenges of controlling psoriasis flares.

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    Almost two-thirds of patients with psoriasis have never gone into remission, shows a survey conducted by the health advocacy group Health Union.

    The 100-question national survey, which was conducted in the spring of 2017, included 1,016 adults (mean age 53; 90% female) who were diagnosed with plaque psoriasis (75%), psoriatic arthritis (49%), nail psoriasis(30%) and guttate psoriasis (13%).

    The survey showed that psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have proven to be difficult conditions to control with 99% of patients experiencing symptoms within the last three months. 86% of patients feel that stress and anxiety were responsible for their condition and 98% percent of patients want more information from their doctor about disease management.

    In this slideshow, we highlight some of the findings:

     

     

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