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Climatotherapy refers to temporary or permanent relocation of a patient to a region with a climate more favourable to recovery from or management of a condition. Examples include:
- The partial pressure of oxygen is lower at high altitude, so person with sickle cell disease might move to a lower altitude to reduce the number of sickle crises.
- Several sites around the world are advertised or studied as possibly of therapeutic benefit to patients with psoriasis, most notably the Dead Sea region.
- "Sickle Cell Disease-What Increases Your Risk".
- Climatotherapy sites National Psoriasis Foundation
- Hodak, Emmilia; Alice B. Gottlieb; Tsvi Segal; Yael Politi; Lea Maron; Jaqueline Sulkes; Michael David (2003). "Climatotherapy at the Dead Sea is a remittive therapy for psoriasis: combined effects on epidermal and immunologic activation". Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 49 (3): 451–7. doi:10.1067/S0190-9622(03)00916-2. PMID 12963909.
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