The nurse who lives and works with arthritis


It started with eczema, a fairly common chronic skin condition. That was the diagnosis that registered nurse Terri Eggeman received in the late 1990s. But in early 2008 her skin lesions started to change, plus there were more of them and her medication seemed to be ineffective. She headed to the dermatologist who was treating her eczema, and a biopsy revealed that Eggeman now had psoriasis.

“I didn’t really know what psoriasis was, so I had to look it up on the Internet,” says Eggeman, who learned that it’s an autoimmune disease in which overactive T cells (a type of white blood cell) cause skin cells to grow at an abnormally rapid rate. These cells rise to the surface of the skin, where they appear as thick, red, scaly patches.


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