«People with psoriasis often suffer significant social rejection because when they see their injuries, people think they can get it; however, this idea is completely wrong as psoriasis is not a contagious disease»; noted at a press conference dermatologist Lorena Estrada.
He noted that in addition to the symptoms of the disease, which can be very disabling, the stigma they suffer greatly affects their quality of life.
As exposed during the presentation, psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease but also has a
autoimmune and systemic component.
It can also appear in localized areas such as the elbows, knees, hands, sole of the feet and genitals, the latter three being the most disabling. In severe cases the person may have injuries to 90% of his body.
«This is a really difficult disease, I have had of all the outbreaks, from the mildest to the most severe but certainly one of the worst things is the rejection of the people, that they treat you differently and try to take you away» the expert expressed.
The patient called on people and the media to become more widespread of the disease and people to learn that it is not a contagious disease so that they are not rejected