Sex-specific differences in the treatment of severe psoriasis

Hotard R, Feldman S, Fleischer A

J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:620-3, doi: 10.1067/mjd.2000.101596

Psoriasis is a condition that varies greatly from patient to patient; because of this a treatment option that is safe and effective, but is also able to be individualized is essential. Patient populations considered in this study by Hotard, Feldman and Fleischer were divided by gender.

While it was found that men are more likely to undergo more extensive and intensive treatments than women, overall “there is no notable difference in the treatment of men and women.” As of this 2000 article, the authors recommended the development of new and safe treatments for women of childbearing age.