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Skin Diseases Take Big Slice Out of Health, Economy

The effects of skin disease are humongous. Skin diseases affect one in every four with the impact felt on livelihoods, lives and the economy.

Key takeaways:

– Skin diseases are actually more serious than people think, with a great number of people suffering from them.

– Research found that half the skin diseases could lead to loss of life.

– Skin cancers are lethal accounting for more than 60 percent of skin related deaths.

The number of people in the United States with skin diseases in 2013 was higher than those with heart disease, diabetes or kidney failure. That year, 26 percent of Americans reported receiving treatment for at least one skin disease.

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Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.