patients with psoriasis discuss treatments

New classes of psoriatic arthritis drugs in clinical trials show promise

New classes of psoriatic arthritis drugs in clinical trials show promise By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting approximately one to two percent of the population. While psoriasis causes red and scaly patches on the skin, PsA creates mild to severe pain and swelling of [...]

Undertreated Psoriasis Patients Need Answers

Undertreated Psoriasis Patients Need Answers By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH A 2021 study concluded that psoriasis continues to be a common inflammatory disease, affecting more than 7.5 million adults in the US alone --  3.0% of the US adult population.1  By far the most common form (80% of cases)2 is plaque psoriasis, [...]

Living with a Mysterious Illness: Scleroderma

Living with a Mysterious Illness: Scleroderma By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Unless you’re a specialist, you might not recognize a chronic disease that is named for its effect on the skin -- but might not appear there. It’s scleroderma. In fact, the symptoms vary greatly for each person: From 75-90% of patients [...]

For Psoriasis Awareness Month: The Psoriasis Support Community on Inspire Talks Treatments

For Psoriasis Awareness Month: The Psoriasis Support Community on Inspire Talks Treatments By Kathleen Hoffman, PhD, MSPH Try to list chronic illnesses that you think have a major effect on the person’s daily quality of life. You can probably think of several, but is psoriasis on the list? It ought to be. [...]