Psoriasis Patients Information Meeting on Friday, 28.01.2011, took place in the conference hall of the Bezmialem Foundation University. While little known to the general public, there are 125 million in the world and almost 700 thousand psoriasis patients in Turkey.
Psoriasis patients who participated in the meeting shared their problems with the doctors. Professor of Dermatology Department of Education. Dr. Nahide Onsun and Romatology Specialist Aylin Rezvani were the speakers and chatted with the patients in the community and listened to their questions and problems. The main topics stressed were; "The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, not infectious"
"Not strictly controlled but controlled by various treatments"
Psoriasis is a chronic disease that can be kept under control. Chronic means: Flares and healing can last forever. The healing periods can be very short or very long. It is impossible to determine the exact time. The appearance of more than one head in the same family is not due to contamination, but because of inheritance. The exact cause is unknown. But we know what’s going on. The skin normally consists of a set of strata. Diabetes mellitus is more common in psoriasis patients Obesity risk increases. High cholesterol, high blood pressure are more common. Early-onset heart disease (coronary artery disease) may occur.
"The immune system consists of cells that work to protect the body from disease. In the case of psoriasis, abnormal functioning of the cells in the immune system causes them to multiply rapidly by adapting to the underlying cells. It is not known that some trigger factors play a role in the abnormal functioning of the immune system cells and the incidence of interfering with the underlying cells".
Psoriasis Patients Solidarity Association President Mustafa Yildirim appreciated the doctors and the authorities of Bezmialem Vakif University with his assessment. Yildirim talked about problems related to psoriasis and stated that psoriasis patients should take medicines from doctors and pharmacists absolutely.
"Due to the system implemented by the Ministry of Health, psoriasis patients have difficulties, the patient can only get a barcode for the examination"
"The patients who have experienced psoriasis have met with many difficulties due to reported medical treatment, for example due to the system implemented by the Ministry of Health, the patient can only receive a barcode for examination." The patient complained of being followed by a dermatologist when the doctor tells the symptoms of the complaint by taking the request is directed to the other doctor". "We see pharmacist chiefs wandering around the hospital and trying to sell drugs and a team of corruption emerged" said Dr. N Onsun.
"The doctor in the department where he is going to ask for the barcode of the patient on the request paper, and when the patient goes to get the barcode, he is confronted with the possibility of buying" one barcode per day. "We see the pharmacist’s circles wandering around the hospital, trying to sell medicines and a team of corruption. There are many rumors about psoriasis, but none of them are correct. When the patient is looking for a remedy for his/her illness, a lot of frauds who have the opportunity to use it try to use the patient. However, there is no definite solution for this disease.The health authorities warn the patients, ask them to consult their doctor if they have a problem and not to respect these people with fraud intentions."