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Psoriasis is a chronic, debilitating disease that affects the lives of nearly 7.5 million people in the United States. Recently, there have been significant advances in our understanding of the nature of psoriasis. These advances have not only given us new insight into the scientific basis of the disease but also led to new research to find improved methods of treating psoriasis.
The Loyola University Health System (Loyola) Psoriasis Center provides full service psoriatic care for patients. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with psoriasis through clinical care, research and education. Specifically, we hope to directly apply the knowledge gained by our research and find new and better ways to treat those with psoriasis as well as educate physicians, patients, and their families
Patients with psoriasis are evaluated and treated using traditional topical therapies, phototherapy, systemic treatments and new biologic therapies. Treatment for psoriatic arthritis also is available.
To improve our clinical treatment options, we continually try and get a better fundamental understanding of the disease and study new potential treatments. Our goal is to be among the national leaders in all aspects of psoriasis research.