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Patient Corner

You are probably visiting us because you or a relative have been diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory skin disease. We hope the resources gathered here by our international group of health professionals will help you to better cope with your skin disease.

What is Psoriasis ?

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches of skin, which often itch or burn.
For more information, we invite you to read this leaflet.

What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked. Atopic eczema is more common in children, often developing before their first birthday. But it may also develop for the first time in adults.

For more information we invite you to read this leaflet.

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is a disorder that causes the skin to lose its color. Specific causes are unknown but studies suggest a link to immune system changes.
For more information, we invite you to read this leaflet.

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia (also known as alopecia areata) is a chronic, immune-mediated skin disease characterized by sudden loss of hair on the scalp, beard, and sometimes eyebrows, eyelashes, and body hair.
Most people with the disease are healthy and have no other symptoms.

For more information, we invite you to follow this link.

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, long-term skin condition that causes abscesses and scarring on the skin. The exact cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is unknown, but it occurs near hair follicles where there are sweat glands, usually around the groin, bottom, breasts and armpits.

For more information, we invite you to read this leaflet.

Patients Associations

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SPIN encourages the development of patient associations and is available to collaborate with them on any basis they may need. SPIN gathers at present around 70 psoriasis patient associations worldwide and collaborates with all the major federations of patient organisations, such as IFPA, EUROPSO, LATINAPSO, and PsorAsia.

SPIN also relays information from patient associations around the World Psoriasis Day on October 29th, in order to raise awareness to this serious disease. Likewise, to promote awareness at both national and international level, we share patient associations’ activities, projects and events via our newsletters and social media pages.

SPIN, as an international organisation, can also provide support to patient associations by helping them in advocacy efforts and awareness campaigns.

Our goal for the years to come is:

- to extend our collaboration with patients associations in atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, alopecia and hidradenitis suppurativa.

- to raise awareness for those immune-mediated inflammation diseases.

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Research projects

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Therapeutic patient educational toolbox

Development of a toolbox to aid therapeutic patient education in psoriasis.

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Patient information Leaflet

Leaflet to help psoriasis patients navigate through life with their condition.

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