Monday, October 28, 2013

Tomorrow is World Psoriasis Day

Dr Ilana Steenkamp - Dermatology registrar at Groote Schuur Hospital and long time Psoriasis sufferer Alister Porthen also committee member of the South African Psoriasis Association joined us on the line to tell us more about living with Psoriasis. Tomorrow is also World Psoriasis Day which aims to raise more awareness about this condition. Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disorder and it affects one to two percent of the population. Unfortunately there is no cure for Psoriasis, but many different treatments, both topical (on the skin) and systemic (throughout the body), can clear psoriasis for periods of time. On Saturday they will be hosting a free concert at the Golden Acre Mall to raise awareness about psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. For more information you can contact the South African Psoriasis Association on (021) 406 9725 or visit www.psoriasis.org.za 

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