Psoriasis

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.
What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis represents chronic inflammatory skin condition with complex pathophysiology and significant genetic background. This disease is characterized by erythematous, scaling lesions that exhibit variable patterns and distribution, as well as different clinical phenotypes. Psoriasis can significantly influence the quality of life and usually requires lifetime control.

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Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Study unravels molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

Study unravels molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

Research reveals how skin cells embark on a swift yet elaborate death

Research reveals how skin cells embark on a swift yet elaborate death

Cream infused with microscopic STAR particles could facilitate better treatment of skin diseases

Cream infused with microscopic STAR particles could facilitate better treatment of skin diseases

New immune cell with 'Jekyll and Hyde properties' identified

New immune cell with 'Jekyll and Hyde properties' identified

Cancer risk in psoriatic patients

Cancer risk in psoriatic patients

Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender

Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender

Western diet rich in fat and sugar may lead to inflammatory skin diseases

Western diet rich in fat and sugar may lead to inflammatory skin diseases

Discovery could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease

Discovery could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Scientists secure funding to develop better methods for evaluation of topically applied drugs

Scientists secure funding to develop better methods for evaluation of topically applied drugs

Targeting VEGFA signaling in the epidermis can prevent psoriasis development

Targeting VEGFA signaling in the epidermis can prevent psoriasis development

Dendritic cells could lead to better treatments for persistent infections, cancer

Dendritic cells could lead to better treatments for persistent infections, cancer

Research suggests new strategies for developing psoriasis therapies

Research suggests new strategies for developing psoriasis therapies

NeutroCure project aims to cure inflammatory disease with neutrophils

NeutroCure project aims to cure inflammatory disease with neutrophils

Study finds major sex differences when considering link between psoriasis and metabolic disorders

Study finds major sex differences when considering link between psoriasis and metabolic disorders

Researchers uncover critical role of PKM2 protein in multiple inflammatory diseases

Researchers uncover critical role of PKM2 protein in multiple inflammatory diseases

New insights into how immune system and inflammation play a role in PD

New insights into how immune system and inflammation play a role in PD

Age of psoriasis onset decides if the skin or joints act up first

Age of psoriasis onset decides if the skin or joints act up first

Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis

Research highlights benefits of oral prednisolone in patients with hand osteoarthritis