Spotlight On… Psoriasis

by Deen Kurrimbux

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes red, flaky crusty patches of skin on the elbows, knees, scalp and back of a sufferer. It can appear all over the body in some cases.   The patches can be itchy or sore in some people.



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The prevalence of skin disease exceeds that of obesity, hypertension, or cancer. Despite skin being the largest organ of the human body, dermatological research remains one of the most under funded areas of medicine. In a world where society has an increasing preoccupation with image and it’s importance to every aspect of a person’s life, sufferers of skin diseases are feeling and being more marginalised and isolated than ever.

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