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WHAT IS PSORIASIS XPLAINED?

Medical jargon can be confusing but we take away that confusion through storytelling. Psoriasis Xplained takes us on Ebony’s journey with psoriasis in an engaging, informative and entertaining story. Be sure to download your copy today.

REAL EXPERIENCES

Based on Ebony’s story with psoriasis.

PEER REVIEWED BY EXPERTS
Reviewed by dermatologists, nurses, specialists,
Psoriasis Australia & Skin and Cancer Foundation.

WRITTEN BY Professionals

Written by doctors in the field for up to date and correct information.

INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Shared with a focus group of psoriasis
patients for first hand experience.

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Meet Ebony

I’m Ebony & I suffer from psoriasis & psoriatic arthritis. When first diagnosed, I
constantly felt as though I was getting the flu, my body hurt & I was always tired.
I had a couple of small spots of psoriasis, my sister had psoriasis so I had an idea of what it was & saw my GP. This was the start of a very long road. Finally, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. My psoriasis by this time was taking over too. Even though it’s been a tough journey I think it has made me more resilient & determined.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“It looks great”
“This is going to help so many people! I love reading it, and actually enjoyed learning about my condition! I will recommend to all of my friends. Thank you so much”
“I love it guys! So well done”

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Psoriasis Xplained – psoriasis explained through storytelling. Download or view online – Psoriasis Xplained today.

Our Community

A wide community contributed to Psoriasis Xplained. The starting point being the story of Ebony. From this, we involved medical experts, relevant medical bodies & institutions. The story was then peer reviewed & shared with a focus group of people with psoriasis to help evolve & optimise the content. Thank you to all involved!

Assoc Prof Peter FoleyDermatologist
Dr Stephen ShumackDermatologist
Dr Katherine ArmourDermatologist
Dr Alice RuddDermatologist
Assoc Prof Pablo Fernández PeñasDermatologist
Sue AndersonBiologic Nurse
Lesley RhodesBiologic Nurse
Karen RisdalePsoriasis Australia
Peter MonaghanSkin and Cancer foundation
Assoc Prof Peter FoleyDermatologist
Dr Stephen ShumackDermatologist
Dr Katherine ArmourDermatologist
Dr Alice RuddDermatologist
Assoc Prof Pablo Fernández PeñasDermatologist
Sue AndersonBiologic Nurse
Lesley RhodesBiologic Nurse
Karen RisdalePsoriasis Australia
Peter MonaghanSkin and Cancer foundation

OUR PARTNERS

Medicine X would like to thank their partners Psoriasis Australia and Skin and Cancer Foundation for their collaboration on Psoriasis Xplained.

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Psoriasis Australia strives to assist people with psoriasis, or those wanting to know about psoriasis, by providing beneficial information and support enabling educated decisions to be made on treatment choices and lifestyle changes.

They provide a forum where sufferers can learn how others handle problems, and provide suggestions on how to cope better when disgruntled and disillusioned with their condition and treatments.

For more info about Psoriasis Australia visit
www.psoriasisaustralia.org.au

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The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc is a not-for-profit, DGR registered, organisation which provides specialist treatment, education and research for a wide variety of skin disorders, skin cancers and melanomas. Established in 1987 by 38 professional dermatologists, the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc has become Australia’s centre of excellence in dermatology, and is at the forefront of delivering healthy skin by dermatologists.

For more info about The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc visit
www.skincancer.asn.au

ABOUT MEDICINE X

MEDICINE X IS MEDICINE XPLAINED BY DOCTORS, FOR PATIENTS
Medicine X translates complicated ‘doctor speak’ into an entertaining and engaging story – so that every person regardless of age, gender, culture and condition, can have access to medical information they can understand and relate to. Working as a doctor, Medicine X’s founder realised that many patients were confused about their diagnoses, and didn’t have a proper understanding of their conditions or treatments. There was a disconnect between the language that doctors use, and what patients understand. Because of this, many people feel hopeless and anxious at a very difficult time in their lives.

This is why Medicine X was created. We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients should feel informed and empowered so they can become engaged in their personal and medical decisions.

Medicine X connects the stories of real people with artists and medical experts, to turn complex medical information into stories that people can understand and relate to.

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For more info about Medicine X visit www.medicinex.com

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In accordance with the information standard, the editorial content is written independently of the sponsor and judged free of any conflict of interest. The information in the app is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this book and all persons should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this book is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, medicine X limited, its employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage caused by reliance
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Acknowledgements

A huge thanks to all that have contributed to Psoriasis Xplained!

Reviewers:
Case Study
Ebony

Psoriasis Australia, Karen Risdale, CEO
Skin and Cancer Foundation, Peter Monaghan

Expert health professionals:
Associate Professor Peter Foley
Dr Stephen Shumack, Dermatologist
Dr Alice Rudd, Dermatologist
Sue Anderson, Biologic Nurse
Dr Katherine Armour, Dermatologist
Professor Pablo Fernández-Peñas, Dermatologist
Lesley Rhodes, Biologic Nurse

Thank you to other community members who contributed feedback on the Medicine X Facebook page.

Medical writer: Dr James Condon
Script Writer: Lena Thomas
Artist: Amelia Navarro

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Psoriasis Xplained is kindly sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Australia Pty Limited, Macquarie Park, 54 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113 AUSTRALIA

Psoriasis Xplained
First published 2016 by Medicine X Proprietary Limited (Pty Ltd)
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Reproductions or adaptation of content in Psoriasis Xplained must acknowledge the original contributions of the Australian Psoriasis Xplained reviewers. The information in this app is of a general nature only and not intended as a substitute for professional health advice. Nobody should act in reliance on any statement contained in this app and should always obtain specific advice from a health professional. Medicine X Pty Ltd has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the health information contained in this application is accurate and up to date. To the extent permitted by law, Medicine X Pty Ltd, it’s employees and agents accept no liability (even if negligent) for any injury, loss or damage cause by reliance on any of this information.

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