Facts

Psoriasis (also referred to as Plaque Psoriasis or Psoriasis Vulgaris) is a chronic,
autoimmune disease and is considered to be the most severe type of skin disorder.

  • Prevalence of 2 to 3% of the total population
  • Cannot be cured and is known to have a genetic predisposition
  • Appears predominantly between the ages of 15 and 25, but can develop in a later stage as well1
  • Can have a big social & psychological impact on daily life (embarrassment, stress, depression,…) with 60% of sufferers reporting their skin disorder to be a large problem in their every day life2
  • In about one in ten people, inflammation in the joints causes symptoms of arthritis
  • is associated with other serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and obesity
  • There exist five types: Psoriasis vulgaris (plaque), guttate, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis of which Psoriasis vulgaris is the most common form (80% of all sufferers)