Elderly psoriasis patients have reduced access to efficient treatment method

A new study from Umeå University in Sweden shows that age plays a huge role when it comes to patients’ access to psoriasis treatment. Researchers who have examined if patients of varying ages have the same access to the most efficient psoriasis treatment, found that an age increase of 30 years resulted in an average 65 per cent reduction in likelihood of obtaining treatment with biologics. The study is described in an article published in the British Journal of Dermatology.


Photo: Dr. Schmitt-Egenolf examines a patients back

Marcus Schmitt-Egenolf from the Umeå University led the study about the relation between treatment of psoriasis patients and their age; © Mattias Pettersson