1981
DOI: 10.1001/archderm.117.2.69
|View full text |Cite
|
Sign up to set email alerts
|

Dialysis therapy for psoriasis. Report of three cases and review of the literature

Abstract: Three patients with psoriasis, who were resistant to all modes of accepted therapy, underwent 32 hours of peritoneal dialysis weekly for ten weeks. In two patients, there was a clearing of 80% of the psoriatic lesions after completion of therapy. In one of these patients, there was a recurrence of the lesions two months later, but the other patient is still in relative remission after 12 months. The third patient had clearing of 50% of the lesions, but there was recurrence two months after cessation of treatme… Show more

Help me understand this report

Search citation statements

Order By: Relevance

Paper Sections

Select...
3
1

Citation Types

1
4
0

Year Published

1983
1983
2015
2015

Publication Types

Select...
7
1
1

Relationship

0
9

Authors

Journals

citations
Cited by 18 publications
(5 citation statements)
references
References 15 publications
1
4
0
Order By: Relevance
“…Several papers had previously reported beneficial effects of dialysis on clearing of psoriatic lesions 1,2 . In particular, the rate of response was much higher for peritoneal dialysis than for haemodialysis 2 . Thus, dialysis was previously expected as one of the effective therapies for psoriasis, in spite of few controlled trials.…”
supporting
confidence: 63%
“…Several papers had previously reported beneficial effects of dialysis on clearing of psoriatic lesions 1,2 . In particular, the rate of response was much higher for peritoneal dialysis than for haemodialysis 2 . Thus, dialysis was previously expected as one of the effective therapies for psoriasis, in spite of few controlled trials.…”
supporting
confidence: 63%
“…14 Certainly, the review of the literature indicates that both forms of dialysis (HD and PD) have a positive impact on psoriasis. 15 For the proof of all the above, patients with psoriasis who were resistant to all forms of therapy underwent 32 h of peritoneal dialysis weekly for 10 weeks resulting in a clearing of 50% to 80% of the psoriatic lesions after completion of therapy. 15 In some patients, there was a recurrence after cessation of treatment, but others remained in relative remission after a year.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Nevertheless, many dermatologists and nephrologists recon that the favorable effect of dialysis in psoriasis is not from cleansing the blood of toxic substances, but rather from the absorption of some unidentified beneficial substance from the dialysis solutions . Certainly, the review of the literature indicates that both forms of dialysis (HD and PD) have a positive impact on psoriasis …”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Several reports have mentioned the beneficial effects of dialysis in clearing up psoriatic lesions. [8][9][10] According to these reports, the response rate was even higher for peritoneal dialysis than for standard hemodialysis. These previous studies cited dialysis as an effective method for treating psoriasis.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%