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October 29, 2021
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World Psoriasis Day issues reminder for awareness, education


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World Psoriasis Day, celebrated on Oct. 29, aims to spread information and build awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis affects approximately 3% of the U.S. population, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation, and about 30% of those people also have psoriatic arthritis.

The word psoriasis written on a chalkboard.

World Psoriasis Day, celebrated on Oct. 29, aims to spread information and build awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriatic disease affects the skin and the joints and can cause multiple other diseases and chronic pain.

Healio Dermatology and Healio Psoriatic Disease focuses on the many aspects of the disease and takes bi-monthly in-depth looks into how it affects different populations and how clinicians can best help their patients.

Here is a look back at 2021’s Healio Psoriatic Disease cover stories:

Patients with psoriasis, skin of color experience disparities in identification, treatment

Disparities have been shown in how the disease is identified due to its presentation in non-white skin types, while treatment disparities and mental health impacts in individuals with skin of color have also been identified. Read more.

Psoriatic disease, biologic treatment can disqualify many from military service

Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis remain medically disqualifying conditions for entrance into the U.S. military, and many treatments for psoriatic disease could inhibit those who are enlisted from continuing to serve. Read more.

Planning, options necessary in treating pregnant women with psoriasis

Pregnancy can cause myriad changes in a woman’s body. For those with psoriasis or psoriatic disease, the good news is that their condition often clears during pregnancy. Read more.

Multiple aspects of psoriatic disease addressed with combined clinic model

Psoriatic disease management needs input from both rheumatologists and dermatologists, and a growing number of practitioners have begun to combine clinics or collaborate efforts with their fellow specialists. Read more.

Psoriasis stigma can lead to depression, mental health problems

Psoriasis, like many other conditions of the skin, often has a degree of stigmatization, both internal and external, that leads to increased stress, depression, anxiety and an exacerbation of physical comorbidities. Read more.