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Alcohol intake and treatment responsiveness of psoriasis: a prospective study.
J Am Acad Dermatol 1993; 28(5 Pt 1):730-2JA

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Alcohol has been reported to be a risk factor in psoriasis mainly based on the observation that there is a higher prevalence of alcohol abuse in persons with psoriasis, especially in men.

OBJECTIVE

We prospectively examined the relation between pretreatment average daily ethanol consumption and treatment outcome in inpatients with moderate to severe psoriasis.

METHODS

The severity of psoriasis of 94 inpatients (48 men and 46 women) was assessed before and after treatment. Ethanol use was determined by obtaining the patients' reports of their average daily consumption of alcoholic beverages during the 6 months before admission.

RESULTS

The average daily ethanol intake of more than 80 gm before treatment was more frequently associated with less treatment-induced improvement (less than 10%) (p = 0.02) in the percentage of the total body surface area affected by psoriasis in men but not in women.

CONCLUSION

Ethanol abuse may have an adverse effect on treatment outcome in men with psoriasis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8496416

Citation

Gupta, M A., et al. "Alcohol Intake and Treatment Responsiveness of Psoriasis: a Prospective Study." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, vol. 28, no. 5 Pt 1, 1993, pp. 730-2.
Gupta MA, Schork NJ, Gupta AK, et al. Alcohol intake and treatment responsiveness of psoriasis: a prospective study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1993;28(5 Pt 1):730-2.
Gupta, M. A., Schork, N. J., Gupta, A. K., & Ellis, C. N. (1993). Alcohol intake and treatment responsiveness of psoriasis: a prospective study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 28(5 Pt 1), pp. 730-2.
Gupta MA, et al. Alcohol Intake and Treatment Responsiveness of Psoriasis: a Prospective Study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1993;28(5 Pt 1):730-2. PubMed PMID: 8496416.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol intake and treatment responsiveness of psoriasis: a prospective study. AU - Gupta,M A, AU - Schork,N J, AU - Gupta,A K, AU - Ellis,C N, PY - 1993/5/1/pubmed PY - 1993/5/1/medline PY - 1993/5/1/entrez SP - 730 EP - 2 JF - Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology JO - J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. VL - 28 IS - 5 Pt 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Alcohol has been reported to be a risk factor in psoriasis mainly based on the observation that there is a higher prevalence of alcohol abuse in persons with psoriasis, especially in men. OBJECTIVE: We prospectively examined the relation between pretreatment average daily ethanol consumption and treatment outcome in inpatients with moderate to severe psoriasis. METHODS: The severity of psoriasis of 94 inpatients (48 men and 46 women) was assessed before and after treatment. Ethanol use was determined by obtaining the patients' reports of their average daily consumption of alcoholic beverages during the 6 months before admission. RESULTS: The average daily ethanol intake of more than 80 gm before treatment was more frequently associated with less treatment-induced improvement (less than 10%) (p = 0.02) in the percentage of the total body surface area affected by psoriasis in men but not in women. CONCLUSION: Ethanol abuse may have an adverse effect on treatment outcome in men with psoriasis. SN - 0190-9622 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8496416/Alcohol_intake_and_treatment_responsiveness_of_psoriasis:_a_prospective_study_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/0190-9622(93)70101-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -