Local Dermatologist Partners With Research Company to Offer Free Medical Care to Patients With Molluscum Contagiosum
Tulsa dermatologist Mary Christian-Reed, MD, of Dermatology & Laser Center of Oklahoma, has partnered with DelRicht Research to provide free medical care for local children with molluscum contagiosum, known colloquially as water warts. Although this infection can be seen in adults, it is most common in children 1 to 10 years of age.¹ Dr. Christian-Reed is excited to bring these innovative treatments to her patients and the local community.
Molluscum contagiosum is a viral infection that causes lesions to appear anywhere on the body. These lesions are raised and usually white, pink, or flesh-colored with a dimple or pit in the center. While usually painless, they can become itchy, sore, red, or swollen.
DelRicht Research is a clinical research company that offers patients an opportunity to move medicine forward in a variety of indications. Patients can volunteer to participate in clinical trials that are completely no cost to them, and even can be compensated for their time and travel. These clinical trials provide medical care and medication to patients who otherwise may not have access, or to patients where previous medications have not worked.
Mary Christian-Reed, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist, founder of Dermatology & Laser Center of Oklahoma, and Principal Investigator for DelRicht Research. Dr. Christian-Reed completed medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Christian-Reed says, “Molluscum contagiosum is a viral disease that typically occurs in children and can be challenging to treat. The lesions can itch and spread easily if scratched. Unfortunately, the current treatment options are limited and sometimes painful. We are excited to be on the leading edge with this research and hopefully be a part of developing a new treatment option.”
To see if you qualify for this upcoming study, contact DelRicht Research at (918) 932-2276. In addition to molluscum contagiosum, DelRicht Research is conducting trials for migraines and fibromyalgia. For more information about DelRicht Research & Dr. Mary Christian-Reed information is available at www.delrichtresearch.com.
1CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/molluscum-contagiosum/index.html