Prevalence rates of psoriasis are lower among the Latino population than the white or black population in the U.S., but Latino populations are often disproportionately affected by poorer quality of life and disease severity, according to recent findings.

Regarding clinical presentation, recent data have shown that individuals with darker skin may be susceptible to more extensive disease involvement, thicker plaques and more scale than those with lighter skin. The researchers urged clinicians to be aware of these factors when making a diagnosis.