Psoriasis Is A Real Disability That Deserves Attention
At the 2nd World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference it was established that Psoriasis is a real disability that deserves attention. Read the Statement from the conference.
Press Release (PressBurner) Oct 16, 2009 - At the 2nd World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference 2009, June 24-28, leading dermatologists, rheumatologists and patients representatives from around the world gathered in Stockholm to explore the many diverse and emerging issues surrounding psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
The recent progress in the understanding of the disease has been remarkable. Psoriasis is now considered as a potentially severe inflammatory disorder. It may impose major social, mental, physical and health impairment on patients, promote metabolic syndrome, inflammatory and cardiovascular co-morbidities and reduce life expectancy.
According to the years of life lost due to disability and premature death, access to the appropriate treatment modalities is mandatory to improve the health perspectives of psoriasis patients. Psoriasis should be recognized as a disabling disease and treated accordingly.
The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations, IFPA, is urging the WHO and other official health authorities to react upon these new insights and develop means and measures to improve the health-associated impairments the huge community of patients suffering from psoriasis all over world.
Psoriasis is a real disability that deserves attention!