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Tim Gunn Hosts Online Style Resource for Clients with Psoriasis
Posted: September 22, 2010
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“This new guide speaks to many of the issues that people with psoriasis face when it comes to personal style,” said Dr. Taylor, founding director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. “I’m confident that psoriasis patients will find this resource to be useful as they make daily style choices.”
Psoriasis affects approximately 7.5 million American adults, and is a chronic disease of the immune system that causes the skin cells to grow at an accelerated rate. Although there are several types of psoriasis, approximately 80 percent of patients suffer from plaque psoriasis, which can cause painful and itchy red, scaly patches. People with psoriasis often experience feelings of self-consciousness, and the appearance of their skin often influences their choice of clothing.