Why PASI 90 should be the treatment target for paediatric psoriasis

​​​​​​​Dutch researchers say achieving it gives children normal quality of life

Children with psoriasis may get optimal quality of life if their doctors target 90% remission, Dutch researchers say.

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Furthermore, the goal appears easier to achieve with systemic, rather than topical, therapies, their analysis shows.

The study of 319 children with mainly mild to moderate psoriasis in a Dutch single-centre registry (mean age 10, 57% female), showed that achievement of a 90% or greater reduction in Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) scores resulted in quality of life equivalent to not having psoriasis at all.