Psoriasis (pronounced sor-aye-asis) can cause skin changes anywhere on the body. For many people it can be a long-term condition and have a significant impact on their quality of life.
Psoriasis can be associated with other diseases such as arthritis, which causes swelling and damage to the joints. It is therefore important that psoriasis is diagnosed early and accurately. This will help people receive specialist psoriasis treatment quickly.
Psoriasis in children and young people (17 years or younger) can be harder for non-specialist doctors and nurses to recognise. The development of diagnostic criteria will help health professionals recognise psoriasis. Diagnostic criteria will also support future research to improve the health of children and young people with psoriasis.
This video shows a presentation delivered at the British Association of Dermatologists Annual Meeting by Esther Burden-Teh. It was awarded Best Registrar's Paper.
This is an animation of the DIPSOC study results. It is 2-3 minutes long and suitable for children and adults.
This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Doctoral Research Fellowship award (NIHR DRF 2016-09-083). The views expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.