Joelle Carrington- I am Dr. Carrington and I went to the University of Florida Health. I got my MD in skin medicine, and I help find a better way to prevent skin diseases.
Karina Ramos- I'm Ms. Ramos. I went to Baylor University. I got my masters degree and PHD
Backgroud Info on Lamellar Ichthyosis
Goals and Objectives
1. Educate more Dermatologists about the disorder and how to identify it and for us to come up with a better cream to swell down the skin.
2. Find a better system like a pill or shot for Vitamin D treatments that's stronger for the body to take in.
3. The people with Lamellar Ichthyosis to have them located in a cooler climate so that their skin won't be as irritated or become red.
4. Educate more people on the disorder.
Why is this important?
The skin of a person who has Lamellar Ichthyosis. "Scale like."
The palm of someone with this disorder. Usually more rough/hardened along with soles of feet.
An infant with Lamellar Ichthyosis. Skin usually looks flakey or like it's peeling.
Even though Lamellar Ichthyosis is a rare disorder, it still affects many people’s lives along with their friends and family. With this program we have created, it will help treat some victims of the disorder and educate those who want to learn more about this disorder. It’s important to know more about this disorder so we can spread the word and so us scientists can perform the correct testing to help the victims. We will do further testing so that we can find more information on it, and hopefully, one day, find a cure or at least advance in the medications we already have.
We look forward to having the Baylor University Medical Center as our most important partner in it’s efforts to make lives easier.
Thank you for listening!
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