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Integrating lifestyle-focused approaches into psoriasis care: improving patient outcomes?

Authors Landriscina A, Friedman A

Received 21 August 2015

Accepted for publication 20 November 2015

Published 19 January 2016 Volume 2016:6 Pages 1—5

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/PTT.S81957

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Ivan Grozdev

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Uwe Wollina


Angelo Landriscina,1 Adam J Friedman2,3

1Department of Medicine (Division of Dermatology), Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA; 2Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA; 3Department of Dermatology, George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA

Abstract: Psoriasis is one of the most well described cutaneous disorders, with a large body of literature devoted to describing its pathogenesis and treatment. In recent years, attention has turned toward the mechanisms by which lifestyle can impact psoriatic disease, and how lifestyle interventions may help to alleviate cutaneous, rheumatological, and comorbid disease in the setting of psoriasis. The following review explores our current understanding of the interaction between lifestyle factors and psoriasis and describes outcomes of interventions meant to target these factors.

Keywords: psoriasis, lifestyle, tobacco, alcohol, obesity, depression

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