World Psoriasis Day 29 Oct 2009

Today is world psoriasis day.

Conceived by patients for patients, World Psoriasis Day is a truly global event focusing on the burden of living with psoriasis. There are more than 125 million people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis in the world.

For more information, here is an article from Reuters

Also check out the video project called “Under the  Spotlight”

Psoriasis & H1N1

I personally have not received any information on data about the consequences of psoriasis patients contracting H1N1.

Doing a Google search yielded few results e.g. “psoriasis H1N1”. However the Psoriasis Association of America has this to say with regards  to “vacines”

The following information is taken from the without any changes. Pertaining to residents in Malaysia, it is best to seek advice from our dermatologist and Malaysian health experts on H1N1 vaccination with regards to psoriasis patients.

Receive only inactivated vaccines
Both seasonal and H1N1 vaccines come in inactivate and live forms (such as FluMist). People taking immunosuppressive medication should only receive the inactivated vaccines.

It is stated in the article that immunosuppresive medication includes the biologics, MTX, and others

For the full article, click here.

Feel free to discuss this topic in the psoriasis forum.