Nail Clinic: Psoriasis Statistics

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  • As many as 7.5 million Americans—approximately 2.2% of the population—have psoriasis
  • Psoriasis prevalence in African
    Americans is 1.3%, compared to 2.5% in Caucasians
  • Psoriasis often appears between the ages of 15 and 25, but can develop at any age
  • Nearly one-quarter of people with psoriasis have cases that are considered moderate to severe (affecting 3% to more than 10% of the body)
  • About one out of three people with psoriasis reports having a relative with psoriasis


*Source: National Psoriasis Foundation