Local physicians seek new treatment options for atopic dermatitis.

Researchers at Epic Medical Research seek new treatment options for patients with chronic atopic dermatitis.

MURRAY, UTAH– Most children and adults will experience a skin irritation or rash of some kind over the course of a lifetime. Unfortunately, for patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, this is a constant struggle to find relief.

Atopic dermatitis, commonly known as eczema, is a non-contagious skin condition that can last for long periods of time and flare periodically. Symptoms typically include itchy, cracked, red/brown patches of dry skin located across the entire body. The condition is not limited to a specific age, although signs of the condition mostly commonly appear in early childhood.

Although manageable, there is no known cure for atopic dermatitis. According the American Academy of Dermatology, the intense discomfort can cause constant scratching, leaving the patient prone to infection and at risk of causing permanent thickening/scarring of the skin. Additional factors, including climate, gender, geographical location, genetic pre-disposition and other diagnosed allergies, can contribute to the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis can impact a patient’s overall quality of life, limiting daily functions and social interaction due to the extreme discomfort. For some, common topical or oral treatments do not even offer relief of these aggravating symptoms.

The physicians at Epic Medical Research are working to change this reality. Research conducted by Epic Medical Research will help the medical community to have a better understanding of the condition and find new ways to treat it. The team is seeking volunteers between the ages of 12-75, that have diagnosed with atopic dermatitis for at least three years, to participate in a clinical research study of atopic dermatitis.

Qualified participants will have the opportunity to receive study-related care and medication at no cost. Additionally, participants will help further research by evaluating new investigational treatment options and ultimately help others to find relief.

To learn how to apply to clinical trials for atopic dermatitis, visit epicmr.com.

About Epic Medical Research:

Epic Medical Research is a locally owned research group, founded in Murray, Utah. The group’s main goal is to assist the medical community in the advancement of scientific knowledge. Participation in a clinical research is completely voluntary and provides participants with the opportunity to receive cutting-edge treatment options often unavailable outside of a clinical research study

AUTHOR: Mark Scott Huff
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