11 July 2013

Psoriasis in Malaysia: Support Resources

Problem of Psoriasis in Malaysia

Psoriasis is common and affects 3% of Malaysians i.e. @ 400,000. It is usually non-life-threatening, but is a distressing condition as it can affect any part of the skin, scalp and nails. Fortunately, life-threatening and widespread disease which can affect one's job is not common, and the majority is able to perform normally in their respective occupations albeit with some social restrictions. There are in fact many prominent and successful persons with psoriasis in the Malaysian scene in business, politics and various professions who have psoriasis and have learnt to live with and overcome the disease.

Psoriasis Association of Malaysia

The Psoriasis Association of Malaysia is a registered, non-profit, self-help, lay organization of psoriasis sufferers started in 1987 to help improve the life of people with psoriasis and their families. It is funded by public donations, membership dues and grants from friends in the pharmaceutical industry and is served by a Medical Advisor who is a dermatologist from the Dermatological Society of Malaysia.

Its main goals are:
1. To increase public awareness and acceptance of psoriasis.
2. To provide continuing education and information to persons with psoriasis.
3. To provide a support group for persons with psoriasis and their families.

For more information, please visit the following links:

Contact for Psoriasis Association of Malaysia
No 1, Jala 14/2C, Taman Serdang Utama,
43300 Seri Kembangan Selangor
Tel: 03-80484335
Fax: 03- 89481537

Links for Psoriasis Malaysia:

  1. Skin specialists in Kuala Lumpur
  2. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis-treatment-11/overvie 
  3. https://www.psoriasis.org/

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