Psoriasis is often not even considered in children because the average age of onset is 28 years.
Roughly 80 million people suffer from psoriasis.
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, between 150,000 and 260,000 new cases are identified each year in the United States.
5% to 10% of people with psoriasis also experience the swollen hands and feet of psoriatic arthritis.
Each year, about 400 people in the United States die from complications of psoriasis.
In the United States, between $1.6 billion and $3.2 billion is spent on psoriasis every year.
People who bathe in the salt water of the Dead Sea in natural sunlight have been noted to have dramatic improvement of their psoriasis.Reviewed by: Khanh-Van Le-Bucklin, Alan Greene
Last reviewed: November 01, 2001