Since 2015, a major national epidemiological study in dermatology has been carried out on a sample of 20,000 people, and this in collaboration with renowned partners. The results have just been published (http://dermato-info.fr/) and the French Society of Dermatology gives a warning cry.
The aim of this study, which aims to evaluate the prevalence of skin diseases and to study their psycho-social and occupational impacts, will have shed light on the daily journey of people with skin diseases. The best known is acne, but it brings in its wake eczema, psoriasis, brown spots, or even vitiligo ... It has been referenced that 16 million French, or nearly a third of the population, are concerned by this problematic, identified today as a real public health concern. Yet it would seem that these dermatoses are the major forgotten research programs and the declining trend in the number of dermatologists is not to reassure. https://inoya-laboratoire.com/fr/info/dermatologue-peau-noire.html
The main difficulty in living with these pathologies lies in the fact that these are mostly visible, and therefore among the most stigmatizing. Thus the patient must face the eyes of others, the prejudices of the people, due to the ignorance of these dermatoses. He is often isolated, in major depressive and anxiety states. According to Jean-Marie Meurant, President of the French Association of Vitiligo and the International Aalliance Global Skin, "the daily life of these men and women is governed by fear, isolation, physical suffering and psychological. Today, 60% of patients feel abandoned by medicine ".
In addition, patients with skin diseases; because they touch the physical barrier of the skin; directly undergo environmental factors (sun, heat, etc.). The latter often aggravate their pathology and imply for the person a permanent adaptation of his living conditions. These pathologies are cumbersome to manage and impact, not only the personal habits of the patient but also those of those around him. It should be noted that the treatment of these dermatoses is for the most part at the charge of the patient without any reimbursement being made to him. This is discriminating. The poor have their symptoms worsened due to a lack of financial resources. It therefore seems urgent that the public authorities take a fresh look at skin diseases and consider them as such.
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