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National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation
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Contact

Telephone:
Address:
800-723-9166
6600 SW 92nd Ave
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223
 

Organization website: http://www.psoriasis.org/

About Us

The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit, voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and eliminating their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education.

Founded in 1968, the Psoriasis Foundation has evolved to become the leading patient advocacy group for the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

As emerging research continues to demonstrate the serious, systemic effects of these chronic autoimmune diseases, our highest priority is to find a cure. We are moving towards this goal with an integrated approach that leverages the work of members, health care providers, advocates and scientists in the four critical areas of research, advocacy, education, and connection.

 

Questions & Answers

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Drugs for the treatment of psoriatic arthritis are divided into three main categories:Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include over-the...
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No. There are considered to be five different forms of psoriatic arthritis: Symmetric: Affects multiple symmetric pairs of joints (occurs in the same...
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There is no specific test for psoriatic arthritis. The diagnosis is based mostly on symptoms, examination, X-rays and the elimination of other types...
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Tender swollen jointsSwollen and tender enthesis (where a muscle or ligament attaches to a bone)Back painNail changes—for example, a nail that...
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Both genetic and environmental factors seem to be associated with the development of psoriatic arthritis. The immune system plays an important role...
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Psoriatic arthritis [pronounced sore-ee-AA-tic] causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints and places where tendons and ligaments...
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Psoriasis occurs nearly equally in men and women. It is also present in all racial groups, but in varying rates. Psoriasis prevalence in African...
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Yes. Psoriasis often appears between the ages of 15 and 35, but it can develop at any age. Approximately 10 percent to 15 percent of those with...
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Psoriasis most commonly appears on the scalp, knees, elbows and torso. But psoriasis can develop anywhere, including the nails, palms, soles...
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No. There are various forms of psoriasis with plaque psoriasis being the most common. Other forms are:Guttate [GUH-tate], characterized by small dot...
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No single psoriasis treatment works for everyone, but something will work for most people. It is hard to predict what will work for a particular...
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There is no cure, but many different treatments, both topical (on the skin) and systemic (throughout the body), can clear psoriasis for periods of...
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No special blood tests or diagnostic tools exist to diagnose psoriasis. A dermatologist (doctor who specializes in skin diseases) or other health...
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While the exact causes of psoriasis have yet to be discovered, we know that the immune system and genetics play major roles in its development. Most...
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Psoriasis is not contagious. It is not something you can "catch" or that others can catch from you. Psoriasis lesions are not infectious.