Editorial: Developing any condition can be a worry; is that small patch of irritated skin a passing problem? Or something of greater concern? For most people the former is most likely, but if it’s psoriasis, then the story is more complicated. Once believed to be just an external problem, which will resolve with some cream, the psoriatic picture is now much bigger.
It is accepted that the skin signs are an external indication of something deeper; as far back as 1959 in The American Journal of Medicine Dr Verna Wright published Rheumatism and psoriasis: A re-evaluation. In 1964 psoriatic arthritis was recognised as a separate disease, and in 1973 Wright, along with colleague Dr John Moll, deﬁned the criteria for psoriatic arthritis.
Today, our understanding has moved on, and links and risks to other conditions have been established. These are explored on pages 3, 4, 5, 9 and 15. In Pso Pscience, starting on page 17, Dr David Ashton once again explores a variety of studies that add further to the expanding knowledge of what is now known as psoriatic disease.
- Fertility and psoriasis
- From skin to joint
- Artificial intelligence
- NHS waiting list
- Are you what you eat?
- Scalp psoriasis
- Psoriasis and the heart
- Methotrexate and photosensitivity
- Pso Pscience
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