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PAPAA provides a broad range of information leaflets which are provided free of charge as part of our educational awareness activities. 

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About Us

This booklet gives the origins, history, aims and objectives of PAPAA along with what services we provide and organisational policies.

First published 2007 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised January 2014


Clinical Trials

This booklet takes you on a journey on the life of a medicinal product and also explains in detail the concept of clinical trials so that you are better informed of your rights and can make an informed decision when asked to participate.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised March 2016

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Emollients and Psoriasis

Emollients restore the natural barrier function of the skin in two ways. By replacing lost water, dry surface skin cells are 'plumped out' to create the bricks of the barrier.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised June 2016

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 Genital Psoriasis

This leaflet has been written to help you understand what genital psoriasis is, what causes it, how to cope with it and the different treatments that may be used

First published 2014 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised October 2016

 

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Nail Psoriasis

Psoriasis can affect any part of the skin including the scalp and the nails. When psoriasis affects the nails they can become very deformed which can lead to enormous embarrassment.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised June 2013 and August 2015

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Occupational Therapy in Psoriatic Arthritis

Leaflet describing what is Occupational therapy, how it can help people with psoriatic arthritis, some general joint protection principles, how to keep active without damaging joints plus much more

First published 2009 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised June 2016
 

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Physiotherapy and Exercise - Psoriatic Arthritis

The right exercises performed on a daily basis are an important part of arthritis treatment. For all people, exercise lessens stress and depression and leads to an improved sense of self-esteem and accomplishment

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised June 2016

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Psoriasis and Phototherapy

The aim of this leaflet is to explain what phototherapy is, what treatments are available and where these treatments take place.

First published November 2013.  

Reviewed and revised January 2016

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Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas

Psoriasis in 'sensitive areas' often does not have the typical 'plaques' or scaliness seen in other areas and appears as bright red, shiny patches of skin.

First published 2009 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised July 2015
 

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Psoriasis and the Heart

Overall, people with psoriasis have a much greater risk of heart disease than people without psoriasis. In young men and women with severe psoriasis this risk is most noticeable, where they may be up to 3 times more likely to have a heart attack than those of the same age who do not have psoriasis

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised August 2015.

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Psoriasis and the Sun

The benefit for psoriasis comes from UVB, one of the forms of ultraviolet light (UV) that comes from the sun. There are three forms: UVA, UVB and UVC.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised August 2015

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Psoriatic Arthritis - Did you know?

An information leaflet with bullett point facts on
• The genetics of psoriatic arthritis, • The nail changes present in psoriatic arthritis, • Psoriatic arthritis and pregnancy.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised March 2016.

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Psoriatic Arthritis - When to Treat

Leaflet showing that there has been much recent work carried out on the genetic predisposition to the condition of psoriatic arthritis although nothing is as yet fully clarified.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.
Reviewed and revised June 2016.

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Psoriatic Lifestyle and Nutrition

A leaflet written to help you understand how healthier lifestyle choices and nutrition affect weight loss, general health and the impact of psoriasis. 

First published 2017 © PAPAA

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Psycholgical aspects of psoriasis

Living with psoriasis can be challenging, stressful and even distressing. This can have a negative impact on an individual’s life and even affect their psoriasis. This information aims to describe the different ways that psoriasis may make you feel, think and behave. It also offers some practical advice to help you manage this.

First published 2012© PAPAA.

Reviewed and revisedMay 2015

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Pustular Psoriasis

The main distinguishing feature of pustular psoriasis is the appearance of pus spots surrounded by red skin. However this does not mean that there is any infection present.

First published 2004 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised April 2017.

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Scalp Psoriasis

As the term suggests, scalp psoriasis is psoriasis involving the scalp. It is common and approximately half of all people with psoriasis have it on their scalp.

First published 2008 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised October 2015.

 

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The Psoriatic Foot

This leaflet is written to help you understand what can happen to the feet when affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. 

 

First published 2016

 

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Treatments for psoriasis: An overview

This leaflet has been written to help you understand the treatments that are currently available to treat psoriasis. It is not designed as a replacement for your doctor's advice and no single treatment is recommended in preference to any other

First published 2012 ©
Reviewed and revised March 2017

 

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Treatments for Psoriatic Arthritis: An overviewTreatments for psoriatic arthritis: An overview

This leaflet has been written to help you understand the treatments that are currently available to treat psoriatic arthritis. It is not designed as a replacement for your doctor's advice and no single treatment is recommended in preference to any other

First published 2013 © PAPAA
Reviewed and revised May 2015

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic, currently incurable skin condition, which affects 2-3% of the UK population. It appears as red, scaled plaques most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Any part of the skin surface may be involved.

First published 2007 © PAPAA.
Reviewed and revised May 2016

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What is Psoriatic Arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of arthritis affecting individuals with psoriasis. Joints become inflamed, which causes pain, swelling and stiffness.

First published 2007 © PAPAA.

Reviewed and revised March 2016

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