- Disease severity, symptoms, and anatomic site are associated with importance of complete or almost-complete skin clearance in patients with psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (AD).
Why this matters
- Patient-reported importance of skin clearance may affect treatment strategies.
- 71.7% of patients with psoriasis and 81.5% of patients with AD reported a numerical rating scale (NRS) score of ≥8 for importance of almost-complete skin clearance.
- 60.0% and 65.9%, respectively, for complete skin clearance.
- Disease severity, itch severity, and skin pain were associated with higher importance of almost-complete and complete skin clearance for both diseases (P<.0001 for all>
- In patients with AD, face or neck site was associated with importance of almost-complete skin clearance (P<.0001>
- In patients with psoriasis, face, neck, palm, sole, or genital site was associated with importance of almost-complete skin clearance, whereas palm or sole site was associated with importance of complete skin clearance (P<.05 for all>
- 7% of patients with severe AD and 27% of patients with severe psoriasis were receiving systemic therapy.
- 4016 patients with psoriasis and 3842 patients with AD were included.
- Funding: Danish Psoriasis Foundation.
- Specific reasons for infrequent use of systemic treatments not examined.