London, United Kingdom, June 24, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Healthcare professionals (HCPs) now have access to an online resource providing clinical information and resources about psoriasis. The Psoriasis Knowledge Centre is available to users of epgonline.org – HCPs need only complete the free registration process for full access.
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease, with a prevalence of 2% in both Europe and North America(1). It is one of the most common skin conditions with a wide range of clinical manifestations(1). In the majority of cases psoriasis presents with disfiguring, scaling and erythematous plaques of the skin. Psoriasis tends to impact severely on patient quality of life, which can be further worsened by certain treatments(2).
The purpose of the Psoriasis Knowledge Centre is to educate HCPs on the condition and the treatment options available. The Treatment section examines topical, systemic and biologic treatments for mild to severe cases of psoriasis and includes typical patient responses to such treatments. In the Resources section users will find an events calendar highlighting upcoming dermatology congresses, podcasts and useful external links. Disease Awareness discusses epidemiology, potential comorbidities, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tools and more. The Psoriasis Knowledge Centre is located within the Dermatology Disease Topic Area of epgonline.org and can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/CSU-Knowledge-Centre
“Psoriasis can lead to a reduction in quality of life and have a huge psycho-social impact on patients. We have developed this resource to provide healthcare professionals with the clinical content required to make informed decisions about suitable treatment options for their psoriasis patients,” said Dr Toby Galbraith, Director of Content Strategy for epgonline.org.
Notes to Editors:
· EPG Health Media (Europe) Ltd publishes www.epgonline.org, an independent website dedicated to providing healthcare professionals worldwide with free access to a comprehensive range of disease and medicines information. Categorised by medical specialty, content within epgonline.org includes a multi-language database of approved medications, treatment guidelines, clinical trial reports, journal abstracts, latest medical industry news, apps and a blog written by members.
(1) Boehncke W-F, Boehncke S. More than skin-deep: the many dimensions of psoriatic disease. Swiss Med Wkly. 2014;144:w13968.
(2) Cohen SN, Baron SE, Archer CB. Guidance on the diagnosis and clinical management of psoriasis. Clin Experiment Dermatol. 2012;37(Suppl 1):13-8.