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Meet Yasmin...

Yasmin is a ballet dancer who lives alone, but she enjoys an active social life. She goes to bars and meets with friends on the weekends and will go on the occasional date. However, Yasmin feels extremely self-conscious and anxious about her psoriasis.

“I don’t know anyone else with psoriasis – I have to figure out the best way to live with it on my own.”

Age

24

Occupation

Professional ballet dancer.

Key consideration

Prone to feeling anxious.

Medical history

Yasmin is in good physical health, but her psoriasis impacts her psychological and social well-being.

Yasmin’s psoriasis

Yasmin was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis aged 18. It mostly affects her arms, but it can also flare up on her head and hairline.

She has relapsed on topicals, vitamin D analogues, intermittent topical steroids and salicylates. Phototherapy was unsuccessful and ciclosporin has been ineffective.

Yasmin’s doctor has discussed the option of methotrexate, but she is concerned about the potential drowsiness affecting her work.

Treatment options

Yasmin’s psoriasis significantly impacts her quality of life. It cannot be controlled with topicals or with phototherapy; therefore, Skilarence® (dimethyl fumarate) could be a suitable treatment option for Yasmin under NICE guidelines.

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NICE treatment recommendations1

Systemic non-biological therapies should be used for people with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis if it cannot be controlled with topical therapy

AND

it has a significant impact on physical, psychological or social well-being

AND

any of the following apply:

Psoriasis is extensive.
For example, >10% of BSA
affected or PASI score of >10

Psoriasis is localised and
associated with significant functional impairment and/or high levels of distress (e.g. involvement at high-impact sites)

Phototherapy has been ineffective, cannot be used or has resulted in rapid relapse (>50% of baseline disease severity within 3 months)

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BSA, body surface area. DLQI, Dermatology Life Quality Index.
NICE, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence.
PASI, Psoriasis Area Severity Index. PGA, Physician Global Assessment.

Reference: 1. NICE. Psoriasis assessment and management (CG153). 2012. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg153. 

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“I don’t know anyone else with psoriasis – I have to figure out the best way to live with it on my own.”

Meet Yasmin...

Yasmin is a ballet dancer who lives alone, but she enjoys an active social life. She goes to bars and meets with friends on the weekends and will go on the occasional date. However, Yasmin feels extremely self-conscious and anxious about her psoriasis.

Age: 24

Occupation: Professional ballet dancer.

Key consideration: Prone to feeling anxious.

Yasmin’s psoriasis

Yasmin was diagnosed with plaque psoriasis aged 18. It mostly affects her arms, but it can also flare up on her head and hairline.

She has relapsed on topicals, vitamin D analogues, intermittent topical steroids and salicylates. Phototherapy was unsuccessful and ciclosporin has been ineffective.

Yasmin’s doctor has discussed the option of methotrexate, but she is concerned about the potential drowsiness affecting her work.

Medical history

Yasmin is in good physical health, but her psoriasis impacts her psychological and social well-being.

Treatment options

Yasmin’s psoriasis significantly impacts her quality of life. It cannot be controlled with topicals or with phototherapy; therefore, Skilarence® could be a suitable treatment option for Yasmin under NICE guidelines.

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