Psoriasis Update: Global Collaborate Research – PsoProtect and PsoProtectMe

The ISF is a proud patient partner organisation supporting this international initiative to help gain an understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people living with psoriasis.

So far, of the 5065 PsoProtectMe surveys completed internationally, there have been 62 participants from Ireland. Read on to learn more about this initiative and for an opportunity to contribute to the research.

Celebrating global collaborative research during the COVID-19 pandemic 

PsoProtect and PsoProtectMe are global collaborative research efforts involving a large interdisciplinary team of clinicians, academics and patient partners.

Our research findings have identified immediate global priorities for the clinical care of individuals with psoriasis, which has potential to mitigate risks of direct and indirect excess morbidity arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

PsoProtect is an international registry for clinicians to report outcomes of COVID-19 in
individuals with psoriasis. Since its launch in April 2020, PsoProtect has rapidly improved our
understanding of how factors such as systemic immunosuppressant therapies, comorbidities
and demographic variables including age, sex and ethnicity affect outcomes of COVID-19 in

PsoProtectMe, the aligned patient self-report registry, has helped to characterise the
impact of behavioural and environmental changes associated with the pandemic on health
outcomes in psoriasis.

Click here to access our scientific publications.

Clinicians worldwide are invited to enter data on their patients with COVID-19 and psoriasis using the clinician facing case report form (found here).

Individuals with psoriasis are invited to complete the global PsoProtectMe survey (found here).

For further information please visit PsoProtect and PsoProtectMe websites. Please follow us on social media @PsoProtect to help disseminate our research findings on World Psoriasis Day. Thank you for your ongoing support and contribution.

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.