Professor Chris Griffiths with TV presenter Dr Zoe Williams

BBC focuses on psoriasis success

Salford Royal’s world-leading dermatology research was highlighted in the BBC programme Trust Me I’m A Doctor this week.

Consultant Dermatologist Professor Chris Griffiths, who is also dermatology theme lead at the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre and Foundation Professor of Dermatology at The University of Manchester, spoke to Dr Zoe Williams about the success of a new, injected biologic treatment for psoriasis.

This chronic, inflammatory, skin condition affects around two per cent of people in the UK and is thought to be related to a problem with the immune system.  It can be a very distressing condition where patients have painful, itchy, red or inflamed skin covered with silvery scales which are prone to cracking and bleeding.

Considerable progress has been made over the past decade to further understanding of the causes of psoriasis, leading to more effective treatment options.

You can watch again via the BBC iPlayer

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dl7h/trust-me-im-a-doctor-series-9-episode-3