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Body painter captures anguish of those who suffer from psoriasis

12:42 EDT 21 Sep 2016 | Novartis

If you’ve ever assumed that psoriasis is little more than a cosmetic issue, you would not be the first. According to the IFPA, the chronic inflammatory disorder affects roughly 125 million people worldwide, but it's still largely misunderstood. Because skin lesions are often the most obvious symptom of the disease, many write off psoriasis as only skin deep, ignoring its physical, mental and emotional toll.A recent 49-page World Health Organization (WHO) global report debunked this myth, bringing the public health impact of psoriasis into focus with the message that much of the suffering...

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