Psoriasis is a non‑contagious chronic disease that mainly affects the skin, nails, and joints. It is characterised by the appearance of reddish scaly plaques that are sometimes accompanied by pain and itching. It develops as outbreaks that alternate with periods of improvement if proper treatment is followed.

Psoriasis explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
Although we do not cure psoriasis, the treatments we use remain their effectiveness over time.

Substantiated information by:

Felipe Julio Ramirez
Mercè Alsina Gibert
Paula Aguilera
Sara Gómez Armayones

Published: 22 February 2019
Updated: 22 February 2019

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