Psoriasis in Children is on the rise! Researchers are Seeking Breakthrough Treatments.
Murray, UT – August is Psoriasis Awareness Month!
Psoriasis affects more than 8 million Americans and it’s more than just a cosmetic problem! More than half of the people who are living with psoriasis report that the disease is a large problem in their everyday lives and children are no exception.
“Childhood psoriasis can be a frustrating, embarrassing, difficult to treat, skin condition, that can significantly affect a child’s quality of life. Psoriasis affects up to 1 in 100 children and seems to be increasing in frequency,” says Dr. Duane Harris, MD, Principal Investigator at Epic Medical Research.
The most common age for psoriasis to develop is between 15-25, but children can develop this condition as a newborn, teenager, or any age in between.
“Moderate or severe psoriasis may not respond well to topical treatments, and in fact can be difficult to treat with any therapy,” says Dr. Harris.
Children may respond to medications differently than adults, so it is important to conduct research to find the safest and most effective way to treat childhood psoriasis. Epic Medical Research is now doing research using a new topical treatment option for childhood psoriasis.
To learn more about childhood psoriasis and possible new treatment options, visit http://epicmedicalresearch.com/
About Epic Medial Research
Epic Medical Research is a clinical research site in Murray, UT. Top priorities at Epic and for Dr. Harris are making sure that volunteers are safe, clearly understand trial requirements, and receive exceptional care throughout the clinical trial.