To provide guidance about management of psoriatic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A task force (TF) of 18 physician voting members with expertise in dermatology, rheumatology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, and critical care was convened. The TF was supplemented by non-voting members which included fellows and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) staff. Clinical questions relevant to the psoriatic disease community were informed by questions received by the NPF. A Delphi process was conducted.
The TF approved 22 guidance statements. The average of the votes was within the category of agreement for all statements. All guidance statements proposed were recommended, 9 with high consensus, 13 with moderate consensus.
The evidence behind many guidance statements is limited in quality.
These statements provide guidance for the management of patients with psoriatic disease on topics ranging from how the disease and its treatments impact COVID-19 risk and outcome, how medical care can be optimized during the pandemic, what patients should do to lower their risk of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 and what they should do if they develop COVID-19. The guidance is intended to be a living document that will be updated by the TF as data emerge.
Copyright © 2020. Published by Elsevier Inc.