A new study carried out in Sweden indicates that severe psoriasis is more common in men than in women. These findings explain why more men seek treatment for psoriasis.
– Women had a lower rate of severe psoriasis and it was true across all age groups and for all body parts except for the head.
– Unlike other autoimmune diseases that are more severe in women, psoriasis is highly prevalent in men.
– These findings emphasize the need for a gender perspective in the management of severe psoriasis.
The discovery that men’s psoriasis is often more serious helps explain a gender gap, with more men than women seeking psoriasis treatment.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.