How useful are the oral retinoids in the management of psoriasis: results of a survey of dermatologists practicing in Australia

Robin Marks, Monique Femia Kilkenny, Kate Merlin

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Of 234 dermatologists practising in Australia, 190 (81 ) completed a questionnaire seeking their views on the role of oral retinoids in the management of psoriasis. Most dermatologists prescribed the drugs, but generally for less than 5 of their patients. Overall, they perceived that the response was only moderate in the majority of psoriatic patients treated, with 3-12 months being the treatment period for most patients. They reported that side-effects had hampered treatment in a substantial proportion of patients, making the first priority for future research the development of products with a reduced likelihood of side-effects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143 - 145
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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