Prognostic Factors for Psoriasis
Title: Prognostic factor analysis for plaque
Authors: Sakai R, et al.
Publication: Dermatology. 2005;211(2):103-6.
The authors wanted to identify prognostic factors that could
predict the long-term outcome after diagnosis of psoriasis. They
reviewed data from 169 patients with an average follow-up time
of 11.6 years.
The authors found that the following factors have statistically
significant effect on long-term prognosis after diagnosis:
- Age greater or equal to 40 years
- Male gender
- Body Mass Index greater or equal to 25
The authors suggested that these prognostic factors may be useful
in the design of future clinical trials for psoriasis and in the
selection of the appropriate therapy for individual patients.