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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Epidural lidocaine injections show promise for treating psoriasis

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Clinical and demographic inequalities in COVID-19-associated mortality

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Three things about the abortion debate that many people get wrong

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Scientists discover a key starting point for inhibiting inflammation in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

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The potential mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 to induce DNA damage

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Risk of severe COVID-19 in adults with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases and those on immune-modifying therapies

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People with inflammatory immune conditions had increased risk of COVID-19-related death before vaccination

New AI tool can speed up the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis by up to 4 years

New AI tool can speed up the diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis by up to 4 years

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Enzyme discovery offers new way to regulate cell death process for inflammatory diseases

Report highlights the need for an office to support autoimmune disease research across NIH institutes

Report highlights the need for an office to support autoimmune disease research across NIH institutes

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Obesity progression may contribute to the economic burden of the disease, studies suggest

Intensity and longevity of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination response in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory disease

Intensity and longevity of SARS-CoV-2 vaccination response in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory disease

NYU Langone joins NIH-sponsored program as leading center to discover new targets for autoimmune, inflammatory diseases

NYU Langone joins NIH-sponsored program as leading center to discover new targets for autoimmune, inflammatory diseases

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Pain neuron-derived peptide protects mice from endotoxic death by enhancing brain ATP production

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Study shows anti-itch and pain relief potential of protein in tick saliva

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Study explores COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in ankylosing spondylitis patients

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Study may pave the way for better multiple sclerosis drugs

Additional doses of covid-19 vaccine recommended for immunocompromised patients

Additional doses of covid-19 vaccine recommended for immunocompromised patients

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T cell responses in inflammatory bowel disease patients on immune-modifying agents after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Cell-mediated immune response among inflammatory bowel disease patients after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination

Cell-mediated immune response among inflammatory bowel disease patients after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination