New Shot Could astically Reduce Number Of Annual Psoriasis Treatments
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.
Experimental Treatment for Psoriasis Shows Promise
A promising new ug to help psoriasis patientscontrol their itchy, frustrating outbreaks may soon be on the way. I'm Gabe Garza withyour latest health news. Two phase three al trials have found that an experimental treatmentfor psoriasis called brodalumab may be more effective than the commonlyused psoriasistreatment ustekinumab. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that changes the life cycleof skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly on the skin's surface. The primary goal ofpsoriasis treatment is to stop skin cells from growing too quickly. While there is nocure, treatments may offer significant relief for patients with this condition. During bothstudies, patients taking brodalumab compared
to ustekinumab showed more of a significantreductionpsoriasis symptoms. Always speak to your about the latest treatmentfor your condition.