For the estimated six to seven million Americans with psoriasis, the warm-weather months of summer might be the most challenging. Instead of being able to cover up their condition with sweaters or pants, psoriasis patients – forced to keep cool by wearing short-sleeved shirts and shorts – find themselves revealing the raised, thickened patches of red skin and silvery-white scales that they try so desperately to hide. Now, new treatment advances offer patients more hope in finding a life-long solution to this common skin disease.
Speaking at ACADEMY ’04, the American Academy of Dermatology’s summer scientific session in New York, dermatologist Abby S. Van Voorhees, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, discussed the gamut of new and existing treatment options available to psoriasis patients.
“Patients with psoriasis really suffer from both the physical and emotional effects of the disease,” said Dr. Van Voorhees. “They report that their disease has a negative impact on their work, finances, family and social life, and overall quality of life. While not a life-threatening disease, psoriasis is a constant source of stress for patients because there is no cure.”
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