People with psoriasis can also develop psoriatic arthritis.
Living with a chronic skin condition can be very difficult as although it may not be life threatening, treatment can be all-consuming and the anxiety caused by such a visible disorder can take its toll.
Up to 140,000 people in Ireland suffer from psoriasis, an auto-immune disorder which causes the skin to reproduce at a rapid pace resulting in itchy, painful scales all over the body, including the scalp and nails.
And if this discomfort wasn’t enough, 40,000 will go on to develop psoriatic arthritis which affects the back and joints causing severe pain and immobility.
This month, Arthritis Ireland has launched a campaign entitled More than Skin Deep, which provides expert information on the condition and advice for sufferers.
“There is a lot of research going on in Ireland into psoriatic arthritis and its causes,” says consultant rheumatologist Prof David Kane.
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