[Alcohol and the skin].Przegl Lek 2001; 58(4):198-203PL
The cutaneous changes typical of patients, who are alcohol misusers have been reported in this study. We discuss also certain skin disorders which seem to be affected by alcohol misuse. We made an attempt to explain the ways of the influence of alcohol on mentioned skin diseases. It seems some skin disorders may be markers of alcohol misuse. Physicians who see patients with these particular diseases should be aware that there is a greater chance a patient is also an alcoholic. This additional risk factor needs to be considered when physicians design a treatment strategy.