Prevalence rates of psoriasis are lower among the Latino population than the white or black population in the US, but Latino populations are often disproportionately affected by poorer quality of life and disease severity, according to recent findings.

“Current evidence suggests that there are notable differences in the severity of psoriasis between racial and ethnic groups,” Alyssa G. Ashbaugh, an MD candidate at the Dermatology Clinical Research Center at the University of California, Irvine, and colleagues wrote. “While the U.S. Latino population is growing rapidly, there is little research on the various factors impacting disease severity in this minority population.”