Common, non-contagious, chronic skin disease, with no clear cause or cure
With a reported prevalence of 2-3% of the population psoriasis constitutes a serious health problem with more than 125 million individuals affected worldwide.1
Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, chronic skin disease, with no clear cause or cure. The negative impact of plaque psoriasis on people’s lives can be immense as it affects the appearance of the skin with red, scaly plaques. The appearance of flares of psoriasis can be unpredictable and affects people of all ages. 2,3
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, itch is present in between 70 and 90 percent of psoriasis patients, and together with flaking and scaling, itching is the most burdensome symptom to patients.1,3 Patients with psoriatic disease are at an elevated risk of developing other chronic and serious health conditions, including arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and depression.2,3
More than 90% of patients
receiving treatment use topical drugs.4
1. https://www.psoriasis.org/psoriasis-statistics/ 2. https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis/ 3. WHO Global report on Psoriasis 2016, p.11 – 19 4. Murage MJ, et al J Med Econ. 2018 Oct 25:1-9.