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Vol. 173, No. 2, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Dermatologica 1986;173:57–60

Alcohol Consumption and Psoriasis

Monk B.E. · Neill S.M.
Department of Dermatology, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

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A study has been undertaken of the relationship between the severity of psoriasis and alcohol consumption in 100 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. In male patients, heavy drinking, at a level liable to be detrimental to health, was found significantly more commonly in those with severe psoriasis, and alcohol-related medical or social problems were frequent. By contrast alcohol excess and alcohol-related problems were significantly less common in women irrespective of the severity of their psoriasis.

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Dr. Barry Monk, Department of Dermatology, King’s College Hospital, GB–London, SE5 9RS (UK)

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Received: November 4, 1985
Accepted: March 21, 1986
Published online: October 13, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 4

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Vol. 173, No. 2, Year 1986 (Cover Date: 1986)

Journal Editor: Saurat J.-H. (Geneva)
ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

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