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THE VALUE OF DERMATOLOGY


PATIENT & PHYSICIAN STORIES

SkinSerious story - Julie Wright, patient
Early diagnosis catches scarring condition

A dermatologist’s quick action helps a patient with alopecia regain her confidence.

Ginette Okoye, MD, FAAD
Helping vulnerable communities access COVID-19 tests

A board-certified dermatologist launched a COVID-19 testing site in a historically underserved area of her city.

Anthony Schultz, SkinSerious patient
Dermatologist collaborates to treat transplant patient

Needing to protect a patient’s recently transplanted kidney while treating his melanoma, a multidisciplinary care team saved his life.

Patient & physician stories

Learn how board-certified dermatologists have helped patients with serious skin disease and collaborated with other doctors to enhance patient care.

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STATS & FACTS

Alopecia areata and mental health

Alopecia areata patients are more likely than other individuals to have mental health conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders.

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Rosacea and psychiatric disorders

Research indicates that patients with rosacea have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, especially phobic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Shingles and heart health

Adults who have had shingles may be at a higher risk for heart problems.

Stats & facts

Learn more about serious skin disease with these infographics.

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BURDEN OF SKIN DISEASE

Burden of skin disease

New data from the American Academy of Dermatology demonstrates that skin disease is prevalent in the United States, is expected to increase as the population ages, and is a significant burden to patients and our health care system.

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