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      Quiz: How much do you know about psoriasis?

      The chronic skin condition causes itchy and scaly patches, but it’s much more than simply a cosmetic concern. For World Psoriasis Day, take this quiz to test your psoriasis IQ—and learn why Johnson & Johnson is working on new and more effective treatments for this common autoimmune disease.

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      For people living with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, treatment of the thick plaques of inflamed skin on the body can be complicated.

      “The burden on patients can be tremendous,” says Steven Fakharzadeh, M.D., Ph.D., Head of Global Medical Affairs for Dermatology at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. “Psoriasis lesions can be very symptomatic: They itch, crack, bleed and can be painful. And because the skin is visible, psoriasis has a huge impact on a patient’s psychosocial well-being. It may greatly impact how others perceive them, as well as how they perceive themselves.”

      Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that can be associated with a variety of health problems throughout the entire body. Many patients with moderate to severe disease are treated with medications that are administered orally, via injection into the skin or by intravenous infusion. Even the variety of treatment options for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis don’t always work well for everyone, which is why Janssen continues to research and develop new remedies.

      For World Psoriasis Day, take our quiz to see how much you know about this immune-mediated condition.


      Psoriasis is caused by:


      If you have psoriasis, you have an above-average risk of developing which of the following diseases?


      About how many people around the world have psoriasis?


      Psoriasis is contagious; you can get it by touching someone else who has it.


      Which of the following is a common psoriasis trigger?


      There’s a link between psoriasis and depression.


      If you start treatment early, your psoriasis can be cured.

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