Psoriasis Disease State Information
Psoriasis is a common, immune-mediated inflammatory disease that affects 2% to 3% of people worldwide.1-4 The most common manifestation—in 85% to 90% of cases—is plaque psoriasis.2-4 Approximately 20% of patients with plaque psoriasis suffer from moderate to severe disease, which can be associated with a high degree of clinical and psychosocial morbidity.3-6
Because plaque psoriasis is a systemic disorder, it may be associated with many well-established and emerging associated comorbidities including:
The faculty of The Psoriasis PACT has assembled in-depth information on the systemic nature of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, clinically important comorbidities and disease management approaches. Please explore the disease-related resources the faculty has prepared for you.
HCP Medical Education Slide Deck: Psoriasis Disease State
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Introduction to psoriasis
Begin with an overview of the types and variants of psoriasis, including plaque psoriasis and its effect on health-related quality of life.
Histopathology of psoriasis
View micrographs of the morphological changes in psoriasis lesions at various stages of the disease.
Plaque psoriasis: immunology
Explore current concepts in the immunopathogenesis of psoriasis and the proinflammatory cycle underlying the disease.
Plaque psoriasis: comorbidities
Take a closer look at the potential systemic effects of psoriasis and associated comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease and psoriatic arthritis.
Epidemiology and genetics of plaque psoriasis
See data on the rising incidence and prevalence of psoriasis, plus estimates of genetic risk.
Assessing the severity of plaque psoriasis
Review 4 commonly used methods of assessing the severity of psoriasis.
Molecular pathways involved in psoriasis
Delve into the complex extracellular and intracellular pathways involved in psoriasis.