At Wilmington Dermatology Center, we are not only patient focused on an everyday level, but we also thinks it’s so important to sustain and develop new and improved ways to treat chronic skin conditions. WDC plays a large role in the clinical research side of Dermatology as well, and we have an entire department dedicated growing our knowledge and treatment options.
WDC is currently involved in active research programs including Psoriasis (Various types), Rosacea, Atopic Dermatitis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. We are urrebtly recruiting for patients with these pesky skin disorders.
For those of you unfamiliar with these types of skin conditions, or may think you have one, here’s a brief overview on each condition:
There are five types of psoriasis. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body and is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression.
Rosacea is a chronic and potentially life-disruptive disorder primarily of the facial skin, often characterized by flare-ups and remissions. Many have observed that it is typically redness on the cheeks, nose, chin or forehead that may come and go. In some cases, rosacea may also occur on the neck, chest, scalp or ears. Over time, the redness tends to become ruddier and more persistent, and visible blood vessels may appear.
Atopic dermatitis, which is a type of eczema, is very common. It occurs equally in males and females and affects an estimated 9 to 30 percent of people in the United States. Although atopic dermatitis may occur at any age, it most often begins in infancy and childhood. Onset after age 30 is less common and is often caused by exposure of the skin to harsh or wet conditions. It causes itchy skin that is red, warm, and tender.
Hidradenitis is a chronic skin condition that features pea-sized to marble-sized lumps under the skin. Also known as acne inversa, these deep-seated lumps typically develop where skin rubs together — such as the armpits, groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts.
If you’re interested in learning more or think you may qualify as a candidate for any of the above studies, contact our office today! We would love for you to be a part of our growing knowledge in the research world and give you the chance to get free treatment and compensation for your time!