What is Plaque Psoriasis


About Plaque Psoriasis

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What is plaque psoriasis?

Plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis, is a chronic skin disease that typically causes raised, red lesions covered with silvery white scales. Of the approximately 7.5 million people in the United States with psoriasis, 80% have plaque psoriasis.

What causes plaque psoriasis?

Plaque psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system. Normal skin cells mature and fall off the body in about a month, but the immune system of a person with plaque psoriasis speeds up the skin’s growth cycle, so new skin cells develop in only 3 to 4 days. Instead of falling off, these cells remain on the skin where they form thickened patches (lesions or plaques).

The role of genetics

If you have one parent with plaque psoriasis, you have a 10% chance of inheriting the disease. If both of your parents have plaque psoriasis, there is a 50% chance that you will have plaque psoriasis as well.

Where does plaque psoriasis occur?

Plaque psoriasis can appear on any part of the body, but it is most commonly found on the scalp, knees, elbows, and torso. Sometimes the lesions appear as a mirror image on the left and right sides of the body.

While plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition, you may notice that there are periods where your skin improves before symptoms return again. This is called a flare-up. Situations or environments that may trigger a plaque psoriasis flare-up include:

Schematic illustration of a human body with shading over scalp, torso, elbows, and knees illustrating occurrence of psoriasis lesions
  • Stress
  • Skin injury
  • Certain medications
  • Weather
  • Diet
  • Illness/Allergies

Although there is no cure for psoriasis, treatment options are available to help you better manage it.

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Indication

SORILUX Foam is indicated for the topical treatment of plaque psoriasis of the scalp and body in patients 18 years and older.

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Important Safety Information

  • Do not use SORILUX Foam if you have been told by your doctor that you have a high level of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia). The medicine in SORILUX Foam has been shown to cause hypercalcemia. If hypercalcemia occurs, stop using SORILUX Foam until calcium levels return to normal.
  • SORILUX Foam is flammable. Avoid fire, flame, or smoking during and right after you apply SORILUX Foam to your skin.
  • SORILUX Foam is for use on the skin only. Do not get SORILUX Foam on your face or in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known if SORILUX Foam can harm your unborn baby.
  • Avoid excessive exposure of the treated skin to natural or artificial sunlight (including tanning booths and sun lamps). Wear a hat and clothes that cover the treated areas of your skin if you have to be in sunlight.
  • The most common side effects of SORILUX Foam are redness and pain of the treated skin areas.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. It is not known if SORILUX Foam passes into breast milk. Do not apply SORILUX Foam to the chest areas if you are breastfeeding a baby. This will help to prevent the baby from accidentally getting SORILUX Foam into his/her mouth.
  • Tell your doctor if you are getting light therapy for your psoriasis.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions.

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