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Alcohol as a risk factor for plaque-type psoriasis.
Cutis 2005; 76(3):181-5C

Abstract

The association between alcohol and the development of plaque-type psoriasis is complex and confusing because many of the initial studies did not control for confounding factors such as tobacco use. This article presents a literature review of the epidemiologic, case-controlled, and clinical studies that examined the relationship between alcohol and plaque-type psoriasis. Early studies showed no correlation between alcohol consumption and plaque-type psoriasis. However, as researchers began to control for confounding factors, study results often illustrated a significant correlation between alcohol use and psoriasis. Some studies suggested a relative risk factor of 8.01, particularly in men. However, the studies did not document an increased risk for plaque-type psoriasis in women who drank alcohol. We recommend that clinicians discourage patients with psoriasis from consuming alcohol, especially during periods of disease exacerbation.

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University of California San Francisco, Fresno, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16268261

Citation

Behnam, Shahrad M., et al. "Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Plaque-type Psoriasis." Cutis, vol. 76, no. 3, 2005, pp. 181-5.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Alcohol as a risk factor for plaque-type psoriasis. Cutis. 2005;76(3):181-5.
Behnam, S. M., Behnam, S. E., & Koo, J. Y. (2005). Alcohol as a risk factor for plaque-type psoriasis. Cutis, 76(3), pp. 181-5.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Plaque-type Psoriasis. Cutis. 2005;76(3):181-5. PubMed PMID: 16268261.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol as a risk factor for plaque-type psoriasis. AU - Behnam,Shahrad M, AU - Behnam,Shahdad E, AU - Koo,John Y, PY - 2005/11/5/pubmed PY - 2006/1/28/medline PY - 2005/11/5/entrez SP - 181 EP - 5 JF - Cutis JO - Cutis VL - 76 IS - 3 N2 - The association between alcohol and the development of plaque-type psoriasis is complex and confusing because many of the initial studies did not control for confounding factors such as tobacco use. This article presents a literature review of the epidemiologic, case-controlled, and clinical studies that examined the relationship between alcohol and plaque-type psoriasis. Early studies showed no correlation between alcohol consumption and plaque-type psoriasis. However, as researchers began to control for confounding factors, study results often illustrated a significant correlation between alcohol use and psoriasis. Some studies suggested a relative risk factor of 8.01, particularly in men. However, the studies did not document an increased risk for plaque-type psoriasis in women who drank alcohol. We recommend that clinicians discourage patients with psoriasis from consuming alcohol, especially during periods of disease exacerbation. SN - 0011-4162 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16268261/Alcohol_as_a_risk_factor_for_plaque_type_psoriasis_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/6059 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -