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The diagnostic dilemma of psoriasis in individuals with skin of color poses a significant challenge for
dermatologists and healthcare professionals. The dilemma is exacerbated by the fact that skin of color
is more prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and keloid formation. This can complicate the
recognition of psoriasis-related changes and contribute to diagnostic confusion, potentially leading to
inappropriate treatments or delays in effective management.
The diagnostic dilemma of psoriasis in individuals with skin of color highlights the importance of
recognizing and addressing the unique challenges associated with diverse clinical presentations.
Improved education, awareness, and representation in medical literature are crucial for ensuring
timely and accurate diagnosis, leading to better outcomes for individuals with psoriasis, regardless of
their skin tone.