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Ukrainian doctors can't treat boy's severe psoriasis

por Nannie Pizzey (2020-03-18)

A nine-year-old boy with an extremely severe skin condition has lost hope after doctors gave up on him in Ukraine.

The boy, Vadym Demedyuk, suffers from agonising psoriasis and lives in constant pain.

The disease affects 99 per cent of his body and a six-year treatment did not work.

A boy in Ukraine suffers from a severe form of psoriasis which plagues his entire body with scaly cracked and inflamed skin. Moving causes him immense pain when the scales rupture

Vadym Demedyuk, 9, can be seen pictured with his mother, Natalia Pilat (right). She said that they have tried everything - from creams to medications - but nothing has worked so far. Doctors say that 99 per cent of his body is covered with the psoriasis which causes horrific wounds when broken. His mother said that he is unable to walk and can stay in bed for weeks at a time





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Heartbroken mum, Natalia Pilat, said to local media: 'We've tried tonnes of creams and medication and nothing helped.'

Vadym's body is covered with scaly plaques and crusty patches all over it. The abnormal skin constantly cracks and bleeds making him suffer from awful pain.

Natalia said: 'The dry skin falls off his feet leaving horrific wounds.

'He is often not able to walk due to the condition and has to stay in bed for weeks.

'Every move causes him unbearable pain.

'He told me, ''Mum, I would rather die than live like that''.'

The nine-year-old is terrified of leaving his house and being seen by people. If you have any concerns relating to where by and how to use who have the training, you can call us at the website. His mother said that he has become reclusive (pictured left) and has no friends. The picture of his back (right) shows how far the psoriasis covers his entire body. The boy told his mother that he would 'rather die' than to live with the condition. Now, doctors in Ukraine are saying that they are unable to treat the child 

During the last six years, the family sought medical help all over Ukraine, starting in the native village of Shypyntsi in the western Chernivtsi region and ending in the capital city of Kyiv.

A lot of doctors from different parts of the country treated the condition but it made no difference.

Natalia said: 'We've tried different hospitals and clinics with doctors saying 'this is one of the most extreme cases they've ever seen.

'Every time, after a series of different treatments, doctors gave up saying "we cannot help".

'Now nobody in Ukraine agrees to treat Vadym.'

Charity volunteer, Marta Levchenko, who helps the family said: 'The Israeli doctors promise to ease Vadym's condition and say he will be able to go to school and live a normal life'

Charity volunteers have helped to raise £50,000 so the boy can travel to Israel for treatment

According to Natalia, her son is dreaming to go to school but cannot do it because of his condition and lives in total social isolation.

She said: 'He is afraid of going outside and meeting people. He does not want them staring and pointing at him. Vadym has no friends and feels socially awkward.'

After being refused by Ukrainian doctors, the family started seeking help abroad and found an Israeli dermatology clinic.

Charity volunteer, Marta Levchenko, who helps the family said: 'The Israeli doctors promise to ease Vadym's condition and say he will be able to go to school and live a normal life.'

Volunteers have helped the family to raise £50,000 to pay for the treatment and Vadym is going to be transported to Israel soon.