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October 12, 2005. A new report highlighting the plight of the 1.2 million people in the UK with psoriasis has led to calls from leading dermatology experts and patient groups for improved standards of care and support for people living with the condition.

Launched at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) 14th Annual Congress, taking place in London on October 12-15, 2005, a panel of the UK’s leading dermatologists and patient groups, including the Psoriasis Association and the Skin Care Campaign, has joined forces to author the Making Psoriasis a Priority report.

With research showing that 37% of those with psoriasis have been shunned, taunted or abused, a key recommendation of the report is to improve public awareness of the disease to dispel stigmas and mistruths.

Gladys Edwards, Chief Executive of the Psoriasis Association commented: “Although psoriasis is not contagious, many people know very little about this...

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