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"Women Of Childbearing Age With Psoriasis Require Pregnancy Friendly Treatment Plan" - Abigail Sutton

  • Healio: Dermatology
  • New York, NY
  • (September 11, 2019)

As half of all pregnancies go unplanned, patients and providers must understand the implications of therapeutic options in all women with psoriasis who are sexually active, whether or not they plan to start a family, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “There is also a need for better information of health care professionals with respect to therapeutic options for women of reproductive age, particularly in light of the increasing safety data available for biologic therapies, and for the establishment of formal treatment guidelines,” said Alice Gottlieb, MD, PhD, senior faculty in the department of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added, “Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis management before, during and after pregnancy is highly important to achieve optimal outcomes for both mothers and infants.”

— Alice B. Gottlieb, MD, PhD, Senior Faculty, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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