How common is psoriasis?
Psorisais is a common medical condition that occurs throughout the world with an estimated 125 million people suffering from the condition. It is estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that between 500,000 to 1.5 million (2 – 6%) of the Australian population are living with psoriasis.
Psoriasis can affect men and women equally.
Psoriasis can occur at any age, although there seems to be two peaks: from late teens to ealry thirties and between the ages of between 50 and 60.
Approximately one-third of people with psoriasis may also develop psoriatic arthritis, a form of arthritis associated with the skin condition. However, psoriatic arthritis is not just limited to people with psoriasis. You may develop psoriatic arthritis and not be diagnosed with psoriasis.