The Psoriatic Plague

Fewer Psoriasis Patients Satisfied with Current Treatments

Science Daily reports the results of a new survey by Health Union that assessed nearly 600 individuals with plaques psoriasis. They found that despite numerous treatment options, many have difficulty finding treatment plans that work. (Citation source:

CV Risks High in PsA

CV events were 55% higher in psoriatic arthritis patients than in the general population

Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Psoriatic Disease

 Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Epidemiology and Howa Yeung, BS, Pre-doctoral Research Fellow

Cancers and Infections in Patients With and Without PsA

Are the rates of cancers and opportunistic infections higher among patients with psoriatic arthritis — compared with those without the condition?

The rates of solid and nonmelanoma skin cancers were similar in patients with PsA compared with patients without PsA, but the rates of hematologic cancer and opportunistic infections were higher in patients with PsA. In patients with PsA, rates of all outcomes were higher among those who received prescriptions for systemic PsA therapy.