CURIOUS DETAILS ABOUT PSORIASIS

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BE SURE TO KNOW: THE MOST CURIOUS DETAILS ABOUT PSORIASIS

Psoriasis, which appears as light pink or red spots on the skin, is described as a chronic disease. What should be known about this disease, which often settles on the knee, elbow, scalp and coccyx, Turkey Medicals international hospital head of department Dermatologist Prof. Doctor tells us more about…

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HOW DOES PSORIASIS MANIFEST?

Psoriasis is a disease that is common in society, lasts for a long time with exacerbations. It is distinguished by rashes, usually sharply limited, on which there are dandruff (flakes) of pearlescent (silver) color, which gives the disease its name.

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IS IT A GENETIC TRANSITIVE DISEASE?

Psoriasis is widespread all over the world; genetic and environmental factors affect its frequency. Predisposition to the disease can be transferred from parents to the child, but the child may not have the disease. It occurs in one or two people out of every 100. It occurs with equal frequency in men and women. It usually begins at the age of 15-30 years.

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WHAT ARE THE FACTORS LEADING TO PSORIASIS?

The cause is not known for certain; immune system, genetic and environmental factors are thought to be effective. Environmental factors (streptococcal throat infections, drugs [steroids, lithium, some blood pressure medications, aspirin, etc.], excessive alcohol intake, smoking, scratching, keselenme, sunburn, etc.) and mental stress can initiate or exacerbate the disease.

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IS IT TRANSMITTED BY CONTACT TO SOMEONE ELSE?

Most importantly, the disease is not transmitted to anyone by contact. Family and community support is very valuable.

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PSORIASIS?

The most common skin manifestations are oval or round, covered with silvery scales, blistering rashes from the skin. It often settles on the knee, elbow, scalp and coccyx. Sometimes it can also settle in places of folds such as the armpits, groin, between the hips, behind the knee, inside of the elbow and neck. It can be seen on the palms and soles of the feet.

Joint involvement occurs in 2 out of every 10 patients and in their 40s. Most often, the finger and lumbar joints are involved. Morning stiffness or stiffness that develops with prolonged sitting, standing, causes symptoms such as swelling of the fingers or toes (the appearance of a “sausage finger”). In joint involvement, nail involvement is also frequent. Often the disease is accompanied by skin manifestations.

In about half of the patients, the nails are affected. Dimples the size of a pinhead on the surface of the nail, separation of the nail from the bed, yellowish coloration under the nail (the appearance of an oil stain), loss of part of the nail and thickening of the skin under the free part of the nail are common changes.

The diagnosis of psoriasis can be made by clinical manifestations. Rarely, a skin biopsy may be required.

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WHAT KIND OF DISEASE IS PSORIASIS? IS IT POSSIBLE TO FULLY RECOVER?

It is usually a long-term illness with exacerbations and periods of well-being. The symptoms and severity of the disease can vary from person to person, even in the same person over time. It is mild in 85% of our patients.

An increase in blood fat, high blood pressure, and diabetes are common, which leads to a predisposition to cardiovascular diseases, especially in those with severe psoriasis. Again, obesity (overweight) and inflammatory bowel disease are also common.

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HOW IS PSORIASIS TREATED?

Psoriasis is a lifelong disease, but it can be controlled with precautions and appropriate treatment. Avoid drugs and behaviors that can aggravate the disease (scratching, fiber in the bathroom, scrubbing, etc.) should be avoided. In psoriasis with limited involvement, local treatments are selected first (drugs that remove dandruff on skin surface, cortisone drugs, calcipotriol [synthetic vitamin D], calcineurin inhibitors).

Methotrexate, cyclosporine-A, acitretin (synthetic vitamin A) and phototherapy are widely used in resistant, widespread disease. If there is no response to them, biological agents can be selected. Biological agent treatments are the biggest stage of psoriasis treatment and the treatment goal is an improvement of over 90%. Many factors influence the choice and duration of treatment.

The Turkish doctor, the patient and the patient’s relatives should cooperate in the treatment. In addition to medical treatment, it is important to eat a healthy diet throughout life for chronic diseases. In addition, there is no special diet with which the disease is directly connected. Unnecessary food bans should be avoided.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.

Awards:

Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.

Certificates:

Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.

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