Clinical Trials Info:

Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Clinical Studies

The role of food sensitivity in psoriasis: a 12-week prospective correlational study of the impact of an individualized elimination diet on disease severity

Enrollment status: Open

Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disorder that affects over 4 million people. There is no cure for psoriasis and treatment is directed at controlling patients’ symptoms. The purpose of this study is to determine whether psoriasis patients are more likely to have food sensitivities than those patients without psoriasis. We will also determine if eliminating certain foods from the diet results in a change in psoriasis symptoms.

Study coordinator: Nicole Nechiporchik, (734) 232-0562 or dermtrials@med.umich.edu
Please reference Derm #: 685

Familial Psoriasis Study

The University of Michigan Psoriasis Genetics Research Program is studying psoriasis (a common inflammatory skin disease) and psoriatic arthritis (a related degenerative musculoskeletal condition).

These conditions are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors, with up to 30% of those affected by psoriasis eventually also developing psoriatic arthritis. For our research, we are seeking genetic material from:

  • those with psoriasis and/or psoriasis arthritis
  • those who are unrelated and unaffected by psoriasis and/or psoriasis arthritis. 

We are also collecting samples from large families affected by psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis (those with five or more family members affected.)  For more information about the U-M Psoriasis Genetics Research Program contact us at: psoriasis@umich.edu or call 1-800-356-2840 (weekdays, 9am-4pm, Eastern time zone).