Psoriasis in numbers
millions of people worldwide suffer from psoriasis
of affected subjects suffers in mild form
of patients follows a pharmacological therapy
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease, widespread and non-contagious, which can be persistent and debilitating. The most common type is plaque psoriasis characterized by red blotches in relief covered with a white / silvery layer of dead skin cells. Psoriasis is caused by excessive growth of skin cells, which develop too quickly and accumulate, causing skin thickening and desquamation; it is often accompanied by irritation and itching.
It is a multifactorial disease, that is to say a pathological condition to which genetic, environmental and immunological factors contribute. The role of the immune system as a cause of psoriasis is currently one of the main themes of medical research.