Plaque Psoriasis Treatment News and Information

What is Plaque Psoriasis? (Definition)

Plaque psoriasis is a chronic or lifelong autoimmune condition which causes dry, thick, scaly, red skin. It is estimated that approximately 7.5 million adults in America suffer from psoriasis. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, representing about 8 in 10 cases. When your body has plaque psoriasis, your immune system is overactive, triggering skin inflammation and causing skin cells to be produced faster than normal.

Scientists believe that several factors may be involved in the development of plaque psoriasis, including genetics, environment, and the immune system. Plaque psoriasis will usually develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, or lower back.

See below for updated news and information regarding Plaque Psoriasis including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Plaque Psoriasis Treatment News and Research

Psoriasis Treatment News: Weight loss reduces psoriasis symptoms

(SOURCE: FACULTY OF SCIENCE - UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN) - WEIGHT LOSS AND PSORIASIS Weight loss has a significant and prolonged positive impact on psoriasis symptoms and quality of life. The findings stem from a study conducted by Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and other participants. The results are published in ...
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Enbrel Approved in the U.S. to Treat Children Affected by Plaque Psoriasis

(PR Newswire) Amgen announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for the expanded use of ENBREL®(etanercept), making it the first and only systemic therapy to treat pediatric patients (ages 4-17) with chronic moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis ...
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