Ichthyosis causes dry, scaly skin that sometimes resembles fish scales.
It can be inherited or come on later in life. See the NIAMS fact sheet for info
on causes, treatments and research: http://1.usa.gov/17AgOFq
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Researchers at the University of Virginia, funded in part by the NIAMS, have identified a drug that could slow the progression of muscle damage and muscle dysfunction associated with the disease. Read the U.VA. press release here: http://bit.ly/1Oa97Hl.
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“Getting to the heart of the matter.” Dr. Mariana Kaplan wants to know how and why early-onset cardiovascular disease occurs in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, conditions that primarily affect women. The goal of her research is to translate this knowledge into help for patients. On the left is Dr. Carolyne Smith. Read an interview with Dr. Kaplan at http://1.usa.gov/1L7GbeV. Learn more about Dr. Kaplan’s work at http://1.usa.gov/1GHWf6h
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Where & When: Booth 7539 at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. today or order online anytime by visiting: http://1.usa.gov/1dmbkLa
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