Friday, August 15, 2008

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month

About psoriasis

Psoriasis [pronounced sore-EYE-ah-sis] is a noncontagious, lifelong skin disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.

About 10 percent to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic [sore-ee-AA-tic] arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness and swelling in and around the joints.

Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Psoriasis Foundation

6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97223-7195
(800) 723-9166
(503) 244-7404
(503) 245-0626 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Paula Fasano

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