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Effect of dialysis on psoriasis: a clinical study
Department of Dermatology KMC, Mangalore. 575 001
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Kuruvila M, Mathew T, Sugathan P, Nair LV. Effect of dialysis on psoriasis: a clinical study. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1998;64:146-149
AbstractTwenty patients with extensive psoriasis of more than three years duration not responding to conventional medical treatment were studied to assess the effect of dialysis. Ten patients were subjected to haemodialysis and ten to peritoneal dialysis. Patients were periodically assessed regarding response by standard criteria. At the end of six months 4/8(50%) In haemodialysis group and 6/10 (16.6%) in peritoneal dialysis group showed improvement. One patient in haemodialysis group developed exfoliative dermatitis eleven days after onset of dialysis. In this study though a beneficial effect in psoriasis was noted following dialysis, the effect was temporary.