An inflammatory disease resulting in skin cells in the affected areas reproducing every 3 to 6 days, instead of 28. This causes raised, scaly patches.
Very treatable: There is a range of effective treatments to control psoriasis and improve quality of life.
Common: You are not alone. It has been estimated that between 2-5% of people around the world have psoriasis. The Canadian Dermatology Association estimates that about 1 million Canadians have psoriasis.
An equal opportunity disease: Men and women are at equal risk of developing psoriasis. It can occur at any age. Although more common in Caucasians of northern European descent, it has been identified in people around the world