In 2019, Dr. Jeanie Leddon spent a week at the Preah Kossamak Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She was teaching dermatology residents alongside the hospital’s Director of Dermatology, Dr. Sithach Mey.
“The residents were very well-trained and Dr. Mey has done a fabulous job taking care of patients with limited resources,” Dr. Leddon explained. “However, they did not have access to the latest, safer medications for psoriasis, which are extremely costly.”
When she returned to Colorado, Dr. Leddon sent Dr. Mey a supply of Biologic, an advanced psoriasis medication. She later received this letter:
Dear Dr. Leddon,
I hope you are doing well. We would like to inform you about the Biologic you sent and those we treated.
We chose 6 severe cases, among them was a young boy (14), with a history of psoriatic erythroderma with large areas of erosion. We had treated him with Methotrexate and Acitretine. These showed some improvement, but he continued to have flare ups. After just the first injection of Biologic, we are so happy with the result. This child can now go back to school without being bullied for his psoriasis.
Another patient who receive Biologic has seen significant skin and joint improvements. Prior to treatment, he could not turn his head because of joint pain in his neck. I am so happy with these outcomes.
Thank you, Dr. Leddon, for your kind support. You have changed these patients’ lives and given us greater treatment experiences. Would you come back next year as an official teacher in our program? It would be our great pleasure to have you.