We’re about halfway through Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month. It’s a type of severe skin reaction that often involves admission to a burn unit for treatment. Looking for ways to help out? This is a good place to start. We also have information about a clinical trial that is moving forward for an experimental treatment for ALS. We also have details on how scientists are exploring the links between COVID-19, chronic fatigue syndrome and Gullain-Barre syndrome. Finally, the latest episode of our podcast, “Wait, How Do You Spell That?” is out! In it, we discuss disease advocacy and service dogs with Amy Dahm, the head of the Cushing’s Support and Research Foundation patient support group for Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Check it out below. We hope you enjoy your weekend!
Researchers hope that the upcoming study will show the same success as pre-clinical trials, which showed that prevention of degeneration of motor neurons, improved motor function, and prolonged survival.
The similarities are likely due to the inflammatory effects of the immune response as the body tries to fight off the disease.
Cushing’s Syndrome and Service Dogs: Discussing Disease Advocacy With Amy Dahm