What Causes Psoriasis?

This information is useful for adults

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes severe itchiness and irritation. It affects about 2 to 3 percent of the population. This disorder causes the skin's cells to proliferate, growing at a too-rapid rate. As a result, these excess skin cells form dry, red skin patches that are thick and scaly. In this video, dermatologist Keith Choate, MD, explains what psoriasis is and how biologics are helping patients cope.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.