• About Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is an incurable, recurring disease of the immune system that can first strike at any age, causing dry, painful skin lesions that itch, crack and bleed. Psoriasis often also causes arthritic symptoms (known as psoriatic arthritis).

    Psoriasis is not contagious, although the emotional scars it often leaves can also negatively impact a patient’s loved ones.

    Psoriasis is common, with as many as 7.5 million Americans affected, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

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