The Non-compliant Psoriasis Patient

  • Kevin K. Wu
  • Michael P. Lee
  • Jashin J. Wu
Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)


Patient compliance refers to the following of treatment instructions set forth by the clinician. Compliance may be maximized by choosing therapies with less frequent application, quicker onset of action, and fewer perceived side-effects. Psoriasis treatments with the highest compliance include biologics with longer dosing intervals, such as ustekinumab. Psoriasis treatments with the lowest compliance include topical therapies.


Compliance Psoriasis Ustekinumab Tildrakizumab Guselkumab Secukinumab Ixekizumab Topical corticosteroid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin K. Wu
    • 1
  • Michael P. Lee
    • 2
  • Jashin J. Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac UniversityNorth HavenUSA
  2. 2.Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  3. 3.Founder and CEODermatology Research and Education FoundationIrvineUSA

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