SIMA HALEVY, M.D.; JONATHAN HALEVY, M.D.; JOSEPH B. ROSENFELD, M.D.; ELEASAR FEUERMAN, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the article in the August 1979 issue by Nissenson and associates (1) reporting the results of a controlled trial of hemodialysis in the treatment of psoriasis.
We have two comments to make on the selection of patients by the author and on the method of dialysis:
1. Four of the seven patients chosen by the authors for the trial had "generalized psoriatic exfoliative dermatitis," and the other three had plaque-type psoriasis. The former is considered to be a relatively uncommon complicated type of psoriasis with acute inflammatory changes (psoriatic erythroderma) that have already
HALEVY S, HALEVY J, ROSENFELD JB, FEUERMAN E. Dialysis for Psoriasis. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:263. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-263_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):263.
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