UK research suggests psoriasis presents slightly earlier in women than men

Do women get psoriasis earlier than men?

UK researchers performed a review of published studies on the number of new individuals affected by psoriasis during a particular time, as well as gender and age. Following their systematic review of published studies on variations in psoriasis incidence and prevalence, evidence suggested psoriasis presents slightly earlier in women than men.

Psoriasis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory skin disorder that affects at least 73,000 people in Ireland. Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory skin disorder involving the skin and nails, affecting at least 60 million people worldwide. A 2015 report on the Burden of Psoriasis in Ireland estimated a prevalence of close to 2% of the Irish population. There are different types, but the most common form is plaque psoriasis which affects approximately 90% of people with this skin condition.

For more information about psoriasis, visit our main psoriasis page here or download the Irish Skin Foundation booklet, ‘What you need to know about psoriasis’.

If you need help or guidance about managing your psoriasis, contact the ISF Helpline here.