National Psoriasis Foundation

World Psoriasis Day

World Psoriasis DayOctober 29 is World Psoriasis Day, a global effort to raise public awareness about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and the seriousness of these diseases.

Psoriasis—a noncontagious autoimmune disease that appears on the skin—affects approximately 125 million people worldwide. Psoriasis is linked to other serious conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and obesity. People with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis report that their disease impacts their daily lives, shapes their feelings about themselves and affects how they believe others perceive them.

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