29 May '11, 10pm

Psoriasis: 7 in 10 patients here have severe form

The National Skin Centre (NSC) estimates that at least 13,000 people here have psoriasis, making it one of the 10 most common conditions treated there. -- ST PHOTO: EDELMAN PR EVERY time a 37-year-old senior marketing manager here leaves his house, he dons his 'uniform' of long-sleeved shirt and full-length trousers. It does not matter where Mr Kaye, who does not want to reveal his real name, is going or how hot the day is. His sartorial choice hides a secret from other people and even his friends, colleagues and the girlfriends he has had in the last 17 years. He has a severe form of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterised by red, scaly lesions known as plaques. When it flares up, the skin from his ankles to his wrists is itchy and prone to flaking off. The disfiguring appearance comes from the skin cells multiplying rapidly, making the skin thicken...

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