Research in Manchester is making a difference to patients with psoriasis.

Our comprehensive programme of research in Manchester aims to address each aspect of this complicated disease to improve patient care. There is both a genetic and an environmental link to psoriasis. Read more.

Key Facts

Download the Key fact PDF to learn more about psoriasis.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease. It is non-contagious and is characterised by patches of red, flaky skin. The condition is unique to each individual patient- there are many different forms of psoriasis, and the amount of skin involved can range from tiny patches to extensive body coverage. Psoriasis has a genetic component, and flare-ups can be triggered by a variety of factors including stress, anxiety or an infection.

More information on psoriasis can be found on the Psoriasis Association website