World Psoriasis Day

Monday, 29 October 2018

World Psoriasis Day is an annual day specially dedicated to people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. Conceived by patients for patients, World Psoriasis Day is a truly global event that sets out to give an international voice to the 125 million people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.

Psoriasis is a severe, chronic, disabling and disfiguring, non-communicable disease (NCD), for which there is no cure. Psoriasis symptoms are mostly visible on the skin, which can become inflamed, irritated, itchy or scaled. Visually, it may look like psoriasis is contagious or the result of bad hygiene. But the reality cannot be further than that. The ‘usual suspects’ for a psoriasis outbreak are one’s genes, immune system, risk factors such as diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use, and triggers such as stress or infection.

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