• R IQBAL Department of Dermatology, unit-1, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • MA ULLAH Department of Dermatology, Al-Aleem Medical College / Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • S RAFIQUE Department of Dermatology, Gulab Devi Teaching Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan



Psoriasis, systemic treatment, infection, old age, phototherapy, tropical treatment


Systemic treatment for psoriasis can be effective but have more risk of infection especially in old age groups. The aim of this study is to assess the infection risk in older patients with psoriasis on systemic therapy. A total of 639 patients were included in the study those were taking systemic therapy for psoriasis for last 6 months. They were divided into two groups. Group A with younger patients whereas the Group B had the older patients. Data was gathered and analyzed. Both groups were compared with respect to the incidence of infection. The results showed that that the group B had significantly high frequency of infection compared to the Group A. In conclusion, the assessment of infection risk in older patients with psoriasis who are receiving systemic therapies is crucial to ensure that patients receive the most appropriate and effective treatment while minimizing the risk of infections and other adverse events.


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How to Cite

IQBAL, R., ULLAH, M., & RAFIQUE, S. (2023). ASSESSMENT OF INFECTION RISK IN OLDER PATIENTS WITH PSORIASIS ON SYSTEMIC THERAPY. Biological and Clinical Sciences Research Journal, 2023(1), 233.

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