Stats and facts

Eczema's hidden tolls

For millions of Americans with eczema, horrible itching is just the beginning. They are at heightened risk for several other medical conditions, and also face reduced quality of life.

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Organ transplants and skin cancer risk

Due to long-term complications from immunosuppressive therapy, transplant patients face a much greater risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, than the general population.

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Psoriasis affects mental health

Patients with psoriasis report that they are both physically and mentally affected by the disease. Many say the disease bears a “heavy emotional toll” and report feeling isolated or shunned due to their condition.

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Psoriasis and diabetes

Psoriasis is not just a skin disease. There is a correlation between psoriasis, diabetes and excess weight, perhaps due to a common genetic cause.

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Rosacea and memory loss

Dermatologists and other physicians treating rosacea patients 60 and older who exhibit signs of cognitive changes should refer them for appropriate neurological screening and diagnosis.

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Sleep impacts skin cancer risk

Sleep apnea—interruptions in breathing while sleeping—doesn’t just leave patients tired. It can also diminish their immune system health, especially among patients with melanoma.

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