NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — More than one-third of psoriasis patients have current genital involvement, which severely affects their quality of life and sexual health, according to new findings from two referral centers.

Psoriasis patients with genital involvement also had sex less often, and reported worse sexual function, than those whose genitals were not currently affected by the disease, Caitriona Ryan, MD, of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and her colleagues found.

“It has a very profound impact on their relationships and their sexuality,” Ryan told Reuters Health. 

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