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Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease that results from the overproduction of skin cells, resulting in their accumulation on the surface of the skin, which causes red, scaly plaques that may itch and bleed. It is estimated that approximately 7.5 million Americans and nearly 3 percent of the world's population are living with psoriasis and nearly one-quarter of those people have cases that are considered moderate to severe.
Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

Scientists uncover Achilles' heel in unique kind of immune memory cells

Scientists uncover Achilles' heel in unique kind of immune memory cells

Using spherical nucleic acids to track and treat disease

Using spherical nucleic acids to track and treat disease

Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease

Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females

Study opens way for targeted local treatments for patchy skin disorders

Study opens way for targeted local treatments for patchy skin disorders

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Conventional therapies do not sufficiently treat psoriasis patients, study suggests

Conventional therapies do not sufficiently treat psoriasis patients, study suggests

Scientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancer

Scientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancer

Dermatologist offers recommendations to protect skin from pollution

Dermatologist offers recommendations to protect skin from pollution

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Dermatologist offers tips to help soothe itchy skin

Genetic influence on immune system appears to be higher than previously thought

Genetic influence on immune system appears to be higher than previously thought

Dermatologist reveals how smoking can affect the skin

Dermatologist reveals how smoking can affect the skin

Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life

Weight loss leads to improvements in psoriasis symptoms and quality of life

U-M researchers identify gene expression linked to gender differences in autoimmune diseases

U-M researchers identify gene expression linked to gender differences in autoimmune diseases

Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

Combination therapy holds great promise to clear precancerous skin lesions

Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

Studies show how overactive immune response may contribute to heart disease in psoriasis patients

New insights into epidermal cells could explain how skin maintains barrier when shedding

New insights into epidermal cells could explain how skin maintains barrier when shedding

Study shows new drug combination effective in treating precancerous skin lesions

Study shows new drug combination effective in treating precancerous skin lesions

Psoriatic arthritis patients experience multiple symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult, survey reveals

Psoriatic arthritis patients experience multiple symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult, survey reveals