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Psoriasis--a systemic inflammatory disorder: clinic, pathogenesis and therapeutic perspectives

Published inJournal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, vol. 7, no. 11, p. 946-952
Publication date2009
Abstract

Psoriasis has seen a dramatic change in its perception by dermatologists as well as other medical specialties. Its well-recognized association with several other diseases makes a complete switch in its management necessary. This review summarizes current epidemiological data on the comorbidities of psoriasis. Subsequently, the evidence for insulin resistance as a cause for endothelial cell dysfunction with its relevant pathogenetic link to the development of cardiovascular comorbidity is discussed. Based on these novel insights, we propose a possible state-of-the-art approach towards comprehensive psoriasis management.

Keywords
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents/*therapeutic use
  • Dermatologic Agents/*therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Inflammation/complications/*diagnosis/*drug therapy
  • Psoriasis/complications/*diagnosis/*drug therapy
Affiliation Not a UNIGE publication
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BOEHNCKE, Wolf-Henning, STERRY, Wolfram. Psoriasis--a systemic inflammatory disorder: clinic, pathogenesis and therapeutic perspectives. In: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, 2009, vol. 7, n° 11, p. 946–952. doi: 10.1111/j.1610-0387.2009.07083.x
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