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Psoriasis management online?

Presented By
Prof. April Armstrong, Keck School of Medicine
Conference
AAD 2018

A glimpse into the future care of psoriasis patients was given at a trial presented by Prof. April Armstrong of the Keck School of Medicine [20].

According to her trial, an online care model for psoriasis patients was just as good as traditional in-person care. “After the year 2020, there will be more people above the age of 65 than below nine years. The demand in dermatology care will outstrip the supply in future,” she said. In years to come, more and more patients with chronic skin diseases will lack regular access to dermatology providers, but teledermatology could eventually relieve the pressure of this demand.

The researches decided to assess this model in psoriasis patients because it is a chronic skin disease with a number of co-morbidities, where a team approach by a primary care practitioner (PCP) together with a dermatologist might be particularly valuable. For the study, either PCP or psoriasis patients took standardised photographs of their skin. The ph...



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