Psoriasis is a common chronic immune-mediated disease that presents primarily on the skin, but it's often associated with other conditions and comorbidities. For example, around a third of all psoriasis patients also have arthritis.
People aren’t aware of the prevalence of psoriasis in society – about 450, 000 Australians experience it, with 1.6% Australians having “clinically important” psoriasis, which means the condition is having a genuine and noticeable effect on the patient’s daily life.
Even in 2020, there is stigma attached to the condition, and as with many chronic, highly visible skin conditions, sufferers can be socially isolated.
The theme for World Psoriasis Day 2020 is be informed.
In line with this theme, we're offering a range of educational resources to healthcare professionals, and anyone who wants to get informed about psoriasis.
FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Are you a dermatologist, dermatology nurse or GP? Explore these resources to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis, including biologics. Explore
Are you interested in learning more about psoriasis? These resources will help you learn what psoriasis is, how it's managed, and what it's like living with psoriasis. Explore