If chronic, itchy, uncomfortable patches of skin are making it hard to sleep or focus, our medical providers at Skin Care Doctors offer practical solutions to clear up even the most severe cases of psoriasis.
Who Gets Psoriasis?
More than 4.5 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with psoriasis, and approximately 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, with an estimated 20% having moderate to severe psoriasis. Psoriasis occurs in males and females about equally, and recent studies show that there may be an ethnic link. Approximately a third of people who develop psoriasis have one or more family members with the condition.
About 1 in 10 people develop psoriasis during childhood, and psoriasis can begin in infancy. The earlier psoriasis appears, the more likely it is to be widespread and recurrent. Research shows that the signs of psoriasis usually appear between ages 15 and 35, with about 75% developing psoriasis before age 40. It is possible, however, to develop psoriasis at any age.