The healthcare community is looking for solutions to improve treatment of Plaque Psoriasis (PsO), a chronic inflammatory skin disorder.
PsO is characterized by painful red, raised, dry patches of skin usually covered by silvery or white scales. In addition, PsO isassociated with increased risk of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA), a complex and potentially debilitating disease with multiple symptoms beyond skin such as joint pain, stiffness, and tenderness. There is a unique opportunity to improve PsO/PsA care by educating the PsO patient population to be aware of potential PsA systems. Dermatology providers are not always trained to, or may not have time to, ask their PsO patients about PsA symptoms. Educating psoriasis patients earlier in their journey will help them recognize the symptoms of PsA and seek care, which may reduce time to diagnosis, facilitate more effective treatment, and improve overall quality of life.
Submission to this Challenge must be received by midnight EEST, May 30, 2020.