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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Study reveals the therapeutic applications of medicinal plants

Study could help develop drugs for pregnancy maintenance, treat autoimmune diseases

Study could help develop drugs for pregnancy maintenance, treat autoimmune diseases

Inherited genetic variation may affect the response to cancer immunotherapy

Inherited genetic variation may affect the response to cancer immunotherapy

New portable device produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes

New portable device produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes

Novel non-steroid topical cream can safely and effectively treat plaque psoriasis

Novel non-steroid topical cream can safely and effectively treat plaque psoriasis

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Researchers demonstrate link between inferior physical fitness and elevated risk of psoriasis

Head injuries and long sleep deprivation can affect neurogenerative processes

Head injuries and long sleep deprivation can affect neurogenerative processes

Secukinumab for treatment of plaque psoriasis in children: Added benefit not proven

Secukinumab for treatment of plaque psoriasis in children: Added benefit not proven

Study provides mechanistic insights about the role of neutrophils in psoriasis pathogenesis

Study provides mechanistic insights about the role of neutrophils in psoriasis pathogenesis

Steroids used to treat inflammatory disease increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Steroids used to treat inflammatory disease increases risk of cardiovascular disease

Mild electrical stimulation with heat shock exerts protective effect against nephrotic syndrome

Mild electrical stimulation with heat shock exerts protective effect against nephrotic syndrome

World’s largest proteomics centre accelerates biomarker discoveries to improve people’s lives

World’s largest proteomics centre accelerates biomarker discoveries to improve people’s lives

Immune mechanism responsible for adverse inflammatory reactions after stem cell transplant identified

Immune mechanism responsible for adverse inflammatory reactions after stem cell transplant identified

Study investigates possible link between sleep apnea and autoimmune diseases

Study investigates possible link between sleep apnea and autoimmune diseases

HSS presents research related to rheumatology and orthopedic surgery at 2020 ACR annual meeting

HSS presents research related to rheumatology and orthopedic surgery at 2020 ACR annual meeting

Researchers launch clinical trial to assess therapeutic drug monitoring for patients with inflammatory diseases

Researchers launch clinical trial to assess therapeutic drug monitoring for patients with inflammatory diseases

Urbanization leads to a huge decrease in skin bacterial diversity

Urbanization leads to a huge decrease in skin bacterial diversity

New therapeutic approach brings hope for treating psoriasis

New therapeutic approach brings hope for treating psoriasis

Study identifies 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis, eczema

Study identifies 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis, eczema

Anti-inflammatory mediator may play key role in wound healing

Anti-inflammatory mediator may play key role in wound healing