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UCD HPOS Study of Psoriasis



HPOS (The HIPPOCRATES Prospective Observational Study - www.HPOS.study)  – looking for people with psoriasis

Did you know that 2-3% of the population suffers from psoriasis? Psoriasis is a genetic condition that causes flaky, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. It can affect different parts of the body, for example, the back of the elbows, the nails, or the scalp, and depending on its severity, psoriasis can be a very debilitating condition. Additionally, we know that every third person with psoriasis is at risk of developing an associated form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis.

A group of researchers at UCD, led by Professors Stephen Pennington and Oliver FitzGerald, are studying why some people develop psoriatic arthritis and others don’t. This is being done through HPOS (The HIPPOCRATES Prospective Observational Study - www.HPOS.study) . We are looking to recruit 2000 individuals with psoriasis in Ireland. The study involves completing online questionnaires at 6-monthly intervals over a period of three years in which we monitor the risk for psoriatic arthritis development. We will inform individuals if their risk profile suggests they should seek medical advice. For some participants, with their consent, they will be sent a kit with instructions to collect a small finger-prick blood sample and asked to send it by prepaid post to the University College Dublin.

We need YOU if you are diagnosed with psoriasis, over 18, and have not been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

To find out more about the study and how to participate visit our website: www.HPOS.study

Contact: Teresa Grohmann, PhD

Email: Teresa.grohmann@ucd.ie

Recruitment timeline: Open now. Closing December 2024




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