autoimmune disease

Psoriasis: Everything You Need to Know

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes plaques, which are itchy or sore patches of thick, red, dry skin. While any part of your body can be affected, psoriasis plaques most often develop on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms, and feet. Like other autoimmune diseases, psoriasis occurs when your immune system — which normally attacks […]

Psoriasis and Other Autoimmune Diseases: Are You at Risk?

Having psoriasis makes you more likely to have certain other diseases. Find out about the connection. Despite its very visible appearance on your skin, psoriasis is fundamentally an autoimmune condition, not a skin woe. Autoimmune diseases share certain traits. With all autoimmune diseases, your body’s internal protection system misfires, and your body essentially begins attacking itself. […]

FDA Approves Plaque Psoriasis Drug Ilumya

New biologic for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis may be available this summer. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of the autoimmune disease April 11, 2018 For the millions of Americans who have plaque psoriasis, the most common type of psoriasis, a new treatment option is coming to market. The Food and […]