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The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA) is a non profit organization made up of psoriasis associations from around the world.
IFPA unites psoriasis associations so that their global campaign for improved medical care, greater public understanding and increased research will improve the lives of people who live with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and explore the challenges psoriasis presents to the international psoriasis community.
World Psoriasis Day 29 October. IFPA, the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations and a global consortium of patient associations from all over the world have come together and this day has officially been declared World Psoriasis Day.
Its purpose? To act as a focus for people - awareness of psoriasis and to give these people the attention and consideration they deserve.
SOLAPSO (Sociedad Latinoamericana de Psoriasis) is a new organization which invites professionals in health from Latin America, who have an special interest in Psoriasis.
Our main aims are the following:
- Encourage Psoriasis research development and medical advance in Latin America.
- Foster the academic education of medical doctors specialized in Psoriasis, by means of human resources training and research.
- Encourage Psoriasis media information through health professionals entertainment programs in Latin-American countries.
- Foster information and vocational training exchange with other international organizations.
- Generate the necessary resources to promote Psoriasis teaching, research and training of young doctors specializing in psoriasis.
- Support scientific psoriasis publications.
- Encourage interdisciplinary work.
LATINAPSO - the Latina American Psoriasis Network gathers several psoriasis patients associations that fight to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from this disease.
Motivated against the global ignorance of psoriasis in Latin America, the patient associations of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela have decided to come together in order to stregthen their fight for psoriasis patients’ rights.
GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis) is organized exclusively for non-profit, educational, and scientific purposes, specifically to facilitate sharing of information related to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, networking among different medical disciplines that see psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients and to enhance research, diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. More than 400 rheumatologists, dermatologists and related professionals comprise the worldwide membership of GRAPPA.
The International Psoriasis Council (IPC) is a dermatology led, global nonprofit organization dedicated to innovation across the full spectrum of psoriasis through research, education and treatment. IPC identifies research priorities, brings international experts together and facilitates discussion to provide the best evidence based education for dermatologists and treatment for patients.
EUROPSO was founded in November 1988 and is a federation of psoriasis patientsâ€™ associations based in the geographic region of Europe. As an umbrella organisation operating within Europe, we have close ties to the worldwide psoriasis movements â€“ the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), the United States-based National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and to the Nordic Psoriasis alliance (NORDPSO).
Psonet is a network of independent European registries of patients suffering from psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis and being treated by systemic agents. The final aim is to improve knowledge concerning prognostic factors and clinical outcome, offering psoriatic patients the best possible treatment.
- 2019/10/29 Focus on...World Psoriasis Day 2019
- 2019/08/12 Focus on...Latin American Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Systemic Treatment of Psoriasis
- 2019/06/03 Focus on...News from our SPIN Columbian members
- 2019/05/21 Focus on...SPIN2019 is now available on your screen!
- 2019/04/18 Focus on...SPIN Congress 2019 in Paris coming soon
News from the web office
- 2017/06/05PIN becomes SPIN - Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network
- 2016/10/29PSO 2016 Congress - Webcasts Available!
- 2016/05/26PIN Survey on Phototherapy
- 2016/02/20PIN Study on Therapeutic Patient Education
- 2016/02/19World Directory of Psoriasis Medical Resources - February 2016 Update
- 2019/04/18 Focus on...SPIN Congress 2019 in Paris coming soon
- 2018/07/16SPIN Symposium at the Spring continental meeting - Tehran, 25-27 April 2018
- 2018/02/222nd National Meeting of the Egyptian Society for Psoriasis
- 2018/02/211st Psoriasis Symposium - Sarajevo 2017
- 2017/06/2815th São Paulo Meeting of Psoriasis and Vitiligo
News from medical groups
- 2018/04/183rd Turkish National Psoriasis Symposium
- 2017/06/21Brazilian Center for Psoriasis Studies joins SPIN!
- 2017/06/21Costa Rica Psoriasis Group - Meet them!
- 2017/02/02Works of the 1st Senegalese Psoriasis Day published!
- 2016/07/29Swiss S1 Guidelines for Systemic treatment of psoriasis vulgaris
News from patients associations
- 2017/02/08France Psoriasis - 2016 World Psoriasis Day
- 2016/05/26Senegal Patients Association joins PIN!
- 2015/08/04Epidermia Greece: a new partner association of PIN
- 2015/08/01Canadian Association of Psoriasis Patients joins PIN!
- 2015/04/09AEPSO Argentina launches digital map to find people with psoriasis in the country
Recent publications on Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis
In vitro evaluation of Naltrexone HCl 1% Topical Cream in XemaTop™ for psoriasis.
Arch. Dermatol. Res.. 2020 Mar , 312, (2):145-154.
Psoriasis is a multifactorial skin disease involving abnormal cell proliferation and inflammation; an efficacious topical treatment is yet to be identified. A formulation containing 1% Naltrexone HCl in XemaTop™ base was compounded, characterized and evaluated in vitro as a possible treatment for psoriasis. A three-dimensional psoriasis tissue model was exposed to the formulation for 2 or 5 days and analyzed for the level of markers of cellular proliferation, and inflammatory cytokine IL-6. (...)see on pubmed
Hydrogen peroxide in neutrophil inflammation: Lesson from the zebrafish.
Dev. Comp. Immunol.. 2020 Apr , 105:103583.
The zebrafish has become an excellent model for the study of inflammation and immunity. Its unique advantages for in vivo imaging and gene and drug screening have allowed the visualization of dual oxidase 1 (Duox1)-derived hydrogen peroxide (HO) tissue gradients and its crosstalk with neutrophil infiltration to inflamed tissue. Thus, it has been shown that HO directly recruits neutrophils via the Src-family tyrosine kinase Lyn and indirectly by the activation of several signaling pathways (...)see on pubmed
IL-36α contributes to enhanced T helper 17 type responses in allergic rhinitis.
Cytokine. 2020 Apr , 128:154992.
T helper 17 (Th17) cell subsets, belongs to CD4+ T cell lineage, are proved to be closely related to pathophysiology of AR recently. The interleukin-36 (IL-36) had been reported to promote the up-regulation of Th17 cytokines in psoriasis. We investigated the regulation of Th17 inflammation by IL-36 family cytokines in allergic rhinitis (AR).see on pubmed
Atopic dermatitis induces anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors with concomitant neuronal adaptations in brain reward circuits in mice.
Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry. 2020 Mar 02, 98:109818.
Clinically, it has been reported that atopic dermatitis (AD) has been linked with negative emotional problems such as depression and anxiety, thereby reducing the quality of life, but little is known about the molecular mechanism that underlies AD-associated emotional impairments. We sought to determine whether AD could induce anxiety- and depressive-like symptoms in mice and to identify pertinent signaling changes in brain reward circuitry. AD-like lesions were induced by the repeated (...)see on pubmed
Efficacy and safety of indigo naturalis ointment in Treating Atopic Dermatitis: A randomized clinical trial.
J Ethnopharmacol. 2020 Mar 25, 250:112477.
Indigo naturalis, a herbal medicine with a history of use dating back to ancient times, may be a good alternative topical treatment for atopic dermatitis (AD).see on pubmed
"Eczema" of the nape: A marker of pthiriasis capitis.
Parasitol. Int.. 2020 Apr , 75:102026.
Pthirus pubis usually infests the pubis, inguinal folds, buttocks and perianal region. In hairy males or when the infestation is longstanding, this louse can also occur on the thighs, abdomen, chest, axillae and beard. Eyelashes may be involved in children. The involvement of the scalp is very rare. We describe four girls with P. pubis infestation located exclusively on the scalp which was characterized by a rash on the nape that can suggest a head and neck form of atopic (...)see on pubmed