Recommends To The Government The Recognition Of Psoriasis As A Chronic Disease

Original Language Title: Recomenda ao Governo o reconhecimento da Psoríase como doença crónica

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DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ N. º 24/X Recommends the Government recognize 1 Group DRAFT RESOLUTION ‡ is ƒ N. º 24/X Recommends to the Government the recognition of Psorà ase as chronic disease ³ nica Live with a chronic disease ³ nica has a considerable impact on the quality of life of the indivà duo and their families by making even the exercà of your active citizenship. The citizens suffering from chronic diseases ³ nicas are faced with multidimensional problems, be they of origin, family, music fan ³ mica, labour's economic, educational, emotional, social, that translate in your isolation and on your fragilizaÃ. To this end, the Portuguese legislation has sought, still a fairly fragmented, introduce measures of positive discrimination which may compensate the disadvantaged situation in which chronic patients ³. In the area of health there are different schemes for chronic patients ³, in particular is the application of user fees and comparticipaà of medicines. These schemes promote undue discrimination among chronic diseases ³ nicas, excluding the your à ¢ scope of application certain incurable diseases are available which translate into noticeable ³ ria deterioraà of µ s conditions of life of the citizens. This draft resolution seeks to correct this discrimination with regard to people with Psorà ase. 2 the Psorà ase is a chronic disease ³ nica skin, whose origin is not completely understood, it is not contagious, that can arise at any age and affects 1 to 3% of the population. In Portugal, it is estimated that around 250,000 people suffer from Psorà ase. This disease is characterized by a wide variation in severity and distribution of injuries cutà ¢ µ s neas that you are features, usually red, thick and scaly, affecting preferentially the elbows, knees, lumbar region and scalp, but can achieve great body cies superfan. These neurologic µ s cutÃ, perfectly identifiable and highly stigmatizing, contribute to the increase of psychological effects ³ gicos, once among patients with Psorà ase are the usual cases of depression, desperation, sadness, angð stia and stress, which in your time, aggravates your condition music fan. About of 10% of patients with Psorà ase develop psorià arthritis, which has symptoms very similar to those of arthritis reumatà ³ ide and often cause situations µ s notoriously invalidantes. On the other hand, more than a quarter of patients with Psorà ase has other associated diseases, such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, which often results in the understanding that we have here is not a single disease but in several diseases in a sane ³. The quality of life of patients depends on the correct treatment of the disease, however, the sum spent on buying medicines, creams, loà of µ and champà ´ s for the treatment of Psorà ase is quite considerable, being incomportà for many of the patients and their family read. In fact, the drugs antipsorià static application so ³ pica and systemic action © mica are not framed in scalable to of comparticipaÃ, unlike what happens with medicines intended for the treatment of other chronic diseases ³. The citizens of Psorà ase carriers should have access to schemes applied to patients with other chronic diseases ³. Is ‰ unacceptable perpetuate the profound discrimination that are the subject of these citizens, under the risk of contributing to the deterioraà of your quality of life, increasing the expense of the public Treasury to the public resulting from the agudizaà of your pathology and its condition µ s of life. 3 thus, in accordance with the rules and the Constitutional Assembly of the Republic, gathered in plenÃ, resolves to recommend to the Government that:-Reconheà to Psorà ase while chronic disease ³ nica, in order to enable the application to patients with this pathology of the arrangements for the chronic patients ³, in particular regarding is comparticipaà of medicines and is isenà the payment of user fees.

Potala are Benedict, 26 November 2009 The Members and members of left-wing Block