What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects approximately 1 million Canadians.  There are several types of psoriasis that can range in severity.  In this section we will explore what psoriasis is, the symptoms, triggers and risk factors that you should be aware of as well as how it is measured and the processes that cause it. 

The What is Psoriasis? section was adapted from the Living well with Psoriasis booklet (unless otherwise noted)by:
Nadia Kashetsky MSc, Memorial Univeristy
Reviewed by:
Dr. Mawxwell Sauder, April 2021