April 19, 2023 – New research is shedding light on how an infection with COVID-19 may reactivate, or even cause, psoriasis. 

The  skin condition affects about 7.5 million adults in the United States, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.  Psoriasis has several well-established triggers, including stress, skin injury, cold or warm air, and allergies. Illnesses like strep throat can also cause a psoriasis flare in some people – and it appears COVID may also do so. 

“Psoriasis flares have long been associated with bacterial and viral infections, particularly a form of psoriasis called guttate, which is characterized by tons of tiny red…


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