Disease Awareness

Updated December 2019.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease which affects approximately 2% of the population, and in the majority of cases presents with disfiguring, scaling and erythematous plaques of the skin.

This section of the Psoriasis Learning Zone will provide an overview of the disease, including epidemiology, the link with psoriatic arthritis, the burden of disease and the role of cytokines in psoriasis development.

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis

Learn about the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and uncover the implications for patients who experience both.

Burden of disease

Burden of disease

Here you will find information on the significant impact of psoriasis on quality of life, health-care resource utilisation, associated costs and work productivity.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Discover the incidence, prevalence and causes of psoriasis. Is it influenced by genetics, the environment, or both?

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology

Learn about the pathophysiology of psoriasis, from the start of the disease initiation to the reasons behind the maintenance of the condition.

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