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Some psoriasis facts....

Postby Nick Balgowan » Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:34 am

Psoriasis is often not even considered in children because the average age of onset is 28 years.


Roughly 80 million people suffer from psoriasis.


According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, between 150,000 and 260,000 new cases are identified each year in the United States.


5% to 10% of people with psoriasis also experience the swollen hands and feet of psoriatic arthritis.


Each year, about 400 people in the United States die from complications of psoriasis.


In the United States, between $1.6 billion and $3.2 billion is spent on psoriasis every year.


For children whose psoriasis is triggered by throat infections, or made worse following strep or impetigo, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy may be an option.


People who bathe in the salt water of the Dead Sea in natural sunlight have been noted to have dramatic improvement of their psoriasis.
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Re: Some psoriasis facts....

Postby LizardBoy » Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:44 pm

Nick Balgowan wrote:Psoriasis is often not even considered in children because the average age of onset is 28 years.


I had it at 19. However I was shot in the leg with .45 caliber Colt Combat Comander Mark IV. I think that was my "stressor".

5% to 10% of people with psoriasis also experience the swollen hands and feet of psoriatic arthritis.


I'm in that percentage.

People who bathe in the salt water of the Dead Sea in natural sunlight have been noted to have dramatic improvement of their psoriasis.


Yes, but at the cost of severe burning sensation during the batheing process.
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Postby mccolrj » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:57 pm

What do the 400 people a year die from? This is worrysome.
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Re: facts

Postby Nick Balgowan » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:32 pm

mccolrj wrote:What do the 400 people a year die from? This is worrysome.


Hi, the 400 per year is actually a very small percentage, but usually a complication such as an infection caused by bleeding or cracking skin or in some instanced septis or a gang green infection, but again, highly unlikely. Age and other factors is often associated too.
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