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03 November 2020

Discovering the mechanisms behind pustular psoriasis

Dr Francesca Capon answers questions about her Psoriasis Association funded pustular psoriasis research project.

On the fourth day of Psoriasis Awareness Week we're putting the spotlight on pustular psoriasis - a type of psoriasis where small white or yellow blisters (pustules) appear on top of very red or darkened skin.

There are two different types of pustular psoriasis: Palmoplantar Pustulosis (PPP), which affects only the palms of the hands and/or soles of the feet; and Generalised Pustular Psoriasis (GPP) which looks similar to PPP but is usually widespread across the body, rather than confined to a particular area.

Dr Francesca Capon is a Reader in Inflammation Genetics at King's College London. In the video below, she answers questions about her Psoriasis Association funded research project: Characterisation of Novel Pathogenic Pathways for Generalised Pustular Psoriasis.


Questions covered in the video include:

  • What was the aim of the project? (0:31)
  • What did you discover? (1:40)
  • Why are these results important? (3:10)
  • Is there any current work building on these results? (4:04)
  • How can people find out more about your work? (5:06)
  • Many thanks to Dr Capon for taking the time to answer questions about her project..

    You can find out more about this year's Psoriasis Awareness Week here.

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