Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease in the United States, with as many as 7.5 million Americans living with it-and 80% of those 7.5 million have plaque psoriasis. If you’re one of those people, you know how frustrating it can be.
An autoimmune disease that appears on the skin, plaque psoriasis occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Plaque psoriasis appears on the skin as raised, red patches covered with a silvery buildup of dead skin cells. These patches can be itchy and painful, and most often appear on the knees, elbows, lower back, and scalp.
Although less common, psoriasis can show up anywhere, including:
* Mouth and lips
* Skin folds
Psoriasis outbreaks are unpredictable, which can make the disease hard to treat. Treatment is available, but no single treatment works for everyone. In addition, 52% of people living with psoriasis reported being dissatisfied with their treatment, according to a survey conducted from 2003-2011.
Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, including plaque psoriasis.
We’re here to help. We are currently enrolling in a clinical trial to test the effectiveness of a medication to treat Plaque Psoriasis. If you or someone you know are interested in participating in this study, please contact us at your convenience by filling out the form below. Qualified, enrolled participants will be eligible for compensation for both time and travel.