There are important differences in and misconceptions about the prevalence, clinical presentation and treatment of skin of color versus Caucasian psoriasis patients.

Andrew F. Alexis, M.D., M.P.H., chairman of dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West and director of the Skin of Color Center at Mount Sinai Health System, New York, N.Y., presented on the topic of psoriasis in skin of color at The Skin of Color Seminar Series, held April 30 and May 1 in New York City.

For starters, psoriasis is not as rare in skin of color as once thought.

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