In this Oct. 15, 2017 photo, a doctor performs an exam at a clinic for psorias at the B.J. Smith Hospital in New York City.
According to the American psoriatrist association, more than half of people who contract the condition have never received treatment.
In a survey released last week, nearly one-third of those surveyed said they would not seek care because of the cost.
That’s an increase of nearly 20 percent from 2015.
But the number of people getting care is down nearly 50 percent since 2014.
The number of psoridiosis cases is expected to increase by more than 2,300 to 5,300 cases in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s the third year in a row the numbers have declined.
The number of infections has also declined.
It was also announced last week that two new coronavirus cases have been identified in North Carolina.
The state has the third-highest number of new cases in the nation, with an average of more than 300 new cases per month.
This is a developing story.
More to come.