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COMMISSIONER ADMITS A SPIKE IN CASES IS UNUSUAL. THE SOURCE OF THE OUTBREAK IS UNKNOWN. THE PROBLEM WITH MOST SKIN TREATMENTS IS THEY JUST DON’T LAST. NOW, A NEW BREAKTHROUGH COULD CHANGE THAT. BUT, IT WILL COST YOU. HERE IS HEALTH EDITOR DR. MARIA SIMBRA. YOU ARE EMBARRASSED. I MEAN, IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN SEE. IF YOU HAVE OTHER DISEASES, IT IS NOT SHOWING LIKE THIS DOES. Reporter MUSICIAN AND IT SPECIALIST DAVE NOVAVOCICH HAS PSORIASIS. IT IS THICK, ITCHY, PAINFUL. IT BLEEDS. YOU GET SCABS UP TO A.

QUARTER INCH. SO WHEN I HAD IT ON MY KNEES JUST TO GET DOWN ON MY KNEES WAS LIKE LEANING ON NAILS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET RID OF. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING IT SEVEN YEARS NOW. Reporter HE TRIED LIGHT THERAPY. AND TRIED DRUGS THAT FINE TUNE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT PICKS UP THE PACE IN THIS DISEASE. BUT SOME PEOPLE HAVE PSORIASIS AT 50 OF THEIR BODY. SOME ARE AFRAID TO GO TO THE BEACH. WEAR SHORT SLEEVES. WE HAVE GOTTEN BETTER AT TARGETING SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.

Reporter THE SHOTS WERE GIVEN EVERY COUPLE OF WEEKS. THEN SHOTS CAME ALONG WITHIN EVERY THREE TO FOUR MONTH SCHEDULE. A NEW SHOT IS ON THE HORIZON THAT WILL BE JUST ONCE A YEAR. SOME HAD RELIEF UP TO 66 WEEKS. THAT MEDICINE IS UNDER PHASE TWO TRIAL. SEVERAL YEARS AWAY FROM BEING AVAILABLE. MOST PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE FEWER INJECTIONS. THAT WOULD BE AMAZING. I WOULD BE VERY THRILLED. Reporter POTENTIAL CONCERNS INCLUDE A HIGHER RISK OF INFECTION AND POSSIBLY CANCER YEARS LATER. THE DOCTOR PREFERS TO START HIS PATIENTS ON MEDICINES TRIED AND.

New Shot Could Drastically Reduce Number Of Annual Psoriasis Treatments

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