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Alcohol and skin disorders: with a focus on psoriasis.

Abstract

Alcohol is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in our society and is implicated in multiple health conditions, including hepatic failure, neurological damage, hematological disorders, and nutritional deficiencies, to name a few. Although alcohol induced cutaneous abnormalities can also cause significant morbidity, they tend to be overshadowed by the other disease states associated with alcohol use. In addition to the cutaneous stigmata linked to chronic alcoholic liver disease, alcohol can directly cause or exacerbate several skin conditions. In particular, alcohol misuse is implicated in the development of psoriasis and discoid eczema, as well as confers increased susceptibility to skin and systemic infections. Alcohol misuse might also exacerbate rosacea, porphyria cutanea tarda, and post adolescent acne. Herein, we review the evidence concerning the influences of alcohol in skin conditions with a focus on psoriasis.

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    Well Cornell Medical College, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA.

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    Skin therapy letter 16:4 2011 Apr pg 5-6

    MeSH

    Ethanol
    Humans
    Psoriasis

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    21611681

    Citation

    Kazakevich, Natalia, et al. "Alcohol and Skin Disorders: With a Focus On Psoriasis." Skin Therapy Letter, vol. 16, no. 4, 2011, pp. 5-6.
    Kazakevich N, Moody MN, Landau JM, et al. Alcohol and skin disorders: with a focus on psoriasis. Skin Therapy Lett. 2011;16(4):5-6.
    Kazakevich, N., Moody, M. N., Landau, J. M., & Goldberg, L. H. (2011). Alcohol and skin disorders: with a focus on psoriasis. Skin Therapy Letter, 16(4), pp. 5-6.
    Kazakevich N, et al. Alcohol and Skin Disorders: With a Focus On Psoriasis. Skin Therapy Lett. 2011;16(4):5-6. PubMed PMID: 21611681.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol and skin disorders: with a focus on psoriasis. AU - Kazakevich,Natalia, AU - Moody,Megan N, AU - Landau,Jennifer M, AU - Goldberg,Leonard H, PY - 2011/5/26/entrez PY - 2011/5/26/pubmed PY - 2011/9/14/medline SP - 5 EP - 6 JF - Skin therapy letter JO - Skin Therapy Lett. VL - 16 IS - 4 N2 - Alcohol is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in our society and is implicated in multiple health conditions, including hepatic failure, neurological damage, hematological disorders, and nutritional deficiencies, to name a few. Although alcohol induced cutaneous abnormalities can also cause significant morbidity, they tend to be overshadowed by the other disease states associated with alcohol use. In addition to the cutaneous stigmata linked to chronic alcoholic liver disease, alcohol can directly cause or exacerbate several skin conditions. In particular, alcohol misuse is implicated in the development of psoriasis and discoid eczema, as well as confers increased susceptibility to skin and systemic infections. Alcohol misuse might also exacerbate rosacea, porphyria cutanea tarda, and post adolescent acne. Herein, we review the evidence concerning the influences of alcohol in skin conditions with a focus on psoriasis. SN - 1201-5989 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21611681/Alcohol_and_skin_disorders:_with_a_focus_on_psoriasis_ L2 - http://www.skintherapyletter.com/2011/16.4/2.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -