Current evidence suggests that there are notable differences in the severity of psoriasis between racial and ethnic groups. While the US Latino population is growing rapidly, there is little research on the various factors impacting disease severity in this minority population. This review evaluates the current evidence on psoriasis in Latinos within the US. Psoriasis affects the US Latino population at a lower prevalence, with more severe disease and a greater quality-of-life impact than their White counterparts. In addition, Latinos with psoriasis experience higher rates of comorbidities, such as depression, obesity, and diabetes compared with Whites. There is evidence showing non-inferior or better response to systemic treatments, such as etanercept, secukinumab, and brodalumab, in this population. The combination of barriers to care and lack of involvement in research limit the current understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the pathologic outcomes and the environmental and social disparities observed. Future studies that reflect the growing proportion of minorities in the US may help close these knowledge gaps and improve care.
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Ashbaugh, A.G., Ekelem, C., Landaverde, Y. et al. Psoriatic Disease in the US Latino Population: A Comprehensive Review. Am J Clin Dermatol 21, 265–274 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40257-019-00498-8