World Psoriasis Day - 29 October

World Psoriasis Day, observed on October 29 to raise awareness about the disease Psoriasis. Started by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA). 

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a disease that causes itchy, dry patches on your skin. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure for psoriasis, but treatment can help most people who have it control its symptoms.

The exact cause of this disease is not known. Experts are of the opinion that it is an immune system problem that causes the skin to regenerate faster than the normal rate.

125 million people worldwide have psoriasis, that is 2-3% of the total population have psoriasis.  Its estimated prevalence is 0.44 to 2.8% of population in India.


National Psoriasis Foundation

Psoriasis Facts for Kids

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