Psoriasis Series

Why People Get Psoriasis: What We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?


Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75
Supported by independent educational grants from Ortho Dermatologics and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

About this course

Skill level: beginner
Estimated time to complete activity: 45 min
Release date: October 08, 2018
Expiration date: October 07, 2019


American Nurses Credentialing Center(ANCC), American Medical Association(AMA)


This activity is part of a 14-course series designed to equip licensed practitioners from medical, nursing, and related disciplines with a multidisciplinary approach to managing patients with psoriasis.

1. Why People Get Psoriasis: What We Know and Where Do We Go from Here?

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly plaques to appear on the skin that can itch, burn or sting. It generally presents on elbows, knees or the scalp, though it can appear on any location, and is often associated with other serious health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will able to:

  • Examine psoriasis and its symptoms
  • Discuss the epidemiology
  • Review psoriasis pathology
  • Distinguish psoriasis as a complex genetic disease
  • Assess future work in understanding the disease

The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:

Name of Faculty Reported Financial Relationship
Lam Tsoi, PhD and Matthew Patrick, PhD None

Contact Information

This activity is jointly provided by SynAptiv and Dermeda

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Lectures: 0
Credits: 0.75