User Avatar KopaNov 16, 2020

Psoriasis and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Medically reviewed by Allison Truong, M.D.

There’s nobody who hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Even if you haven’t been infected with the virus yourself, you might know somebody who has. At the very least, you’ve probably had to make some changes to the way you live your life, especially if the virus is going around your city or town.

Several pre-existing health conditions put people at greater risk for serious complications from COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these include heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, depression, and anxiety. But what if you live with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis—are you at greater risk? And what else should you know as this pandemic continues? Here, we’ve got answers.

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