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 a chronic inflammatory skin condition with a complex pathophysiology and significant genetic background.

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Novel mechanism linking intercellular adhesion molecule with genetic skin diseases discovered

Novel mechanism linking intercellular adhesion molecule with genetic skin diseases discovered

A new approach for drugs to be more effective against inflammatory bowel disease

A new approach for drugs to be more effective against inflammatory bowel disease

Phenome study reveals alternate associations with SARS-CoV-2 risk loci

Phenome study reveals alternate associations with SARS-CoV-2 risk loci

Study identifies several proteins that protect against disease development

Study identifies several proteins that protect against disease development

A trio of proteins found to drive inflammation in psoriasis

A trio of proteins found to drive inflammation in psoriasis

People taking immunosuppressant produce weaker, shorter-lived antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination

People taking immunosuppressant produce weaker, shorter-lived antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination

HSS study provides insight into real-world medication use for treatment of psoriatic arthritis

HSS study provides insight into real-world medication use for treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Study reveals the negative perceptions and emotional impact of pregnancy stretch marks

Study reveals the negative perceptions and emotional impact of pregnancy stretch marks

Study shows significant decreases in infections among people with psoriatic arthritis

Study shows significant decreases in infections among people with psoriatic arthritis

Researchers identify mechanism behind insufficient treatment efficacy of psoriasis drugs

Researchers identify mechanism behind insufficient treatment efficacy of psoriasis drugs

Experts address questions on psoriasis patients’ true needs and wellbeing

Experts address questions on psoriasis patients’ true needs and wellbeing

Glycerin helps calm the red itchy patches in psoriasis model

Glycerin helps calm the red itchy patches in psoriasis model

Real-world data sheds new light on biologic treatment and vaccine hesitancy in psoriasis patients

Real-world data sheds new light on biologic treatment and vaccine hesitancy in psoriasis patients

Scientists discover new cell type in human skin that contributes to inflammatory skin diseases

Scientists discover new cell type in human skin that contributes to inflammatory skin diseases

Immune-mediated inflammatory disease may increase risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

Immune-mediated inflammatory disease may increase risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

Newly developed antibody may be used to treat muscular dystrophy

Newly developed antibody may be used to treat muscular dystrophy

How can COVID-19 affect the skin?

How can COVID-19 affect the skin?

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Discontinuation of adalimumab prior to surgery is not necessary

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Discontinuation of adalimumab prior to surgery is not necessary

New evidence-based resources to guide treatment of plaque psoriasis

New evidence-based resources to guide treatment of plaque psoriasis

Targeting a skin protein may reduce the severity of psoriasis, study reveals

Targeting a skin protein may reduce the severity of psoriasis, study reveals