Scalp Psoriasis

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Scalp is common site of onset

Psoriasis is a common skin disease and affects 3% or more of the world’s population. A new impressively large study from China confirmed that the scalp is a common starting site of disease for many patients. 

This was a study of over 12,000 patients from 33 cities in China. The scalp was the most common site for psoriasis to start for 52.8 % of patients. The most important aggravation factor was season change (60.2%), followed by psychological stress (34.5%). Chen K et al. Clinic characteristics of psoriasis in China: a nationwide survey in over 12000 patients. Oncotarget. 2017.


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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