Chronic plaque psoriasis, as its name implies, tends to last years or decades but is subject to periods of remission and relapse. At the time of the UK study referred to above,5,6 in which the mean duration of psoriasis was about 20 years, 9% of patients were in remission but only 7% estimated that their psoriasis had been in remission for more than a quarter of the time since its original onset. The prognosis following a first attack of guttate psoriasis has not been properly quantified but only a third of a small group of such patients reviewed at 10 years had had further psoriasis.9
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Do You Suffer From the Itching and Scaling of Psoriasis? Or the Chronic Agony of Psoriatic Arthritis? If so you are not ALONE! A whopping three percent of the world’s populations suffer from either condition! An incredible 56 million working hours are lost every year by psoriasis sufferers according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.