GUIDO O. PEREZ, M.D.; JAMES R. OSTER, M.D.; CARLOS A. VAAMONDE, M.D.; KENNETH M. HALPRIN, M.D.
To the editor: Recent uncontrolled trials of dialytic therapy of psoriasis suggest a remarkable clinical improvement (1-3). However, this disease may manifest spontaneous improvements and exacerbations (4); thus, assessment of the effects of dialysis is difficult to interpret. In this regard, Friedman and Delano have described in the January 1979 issue (5) a case of psoriasis developing de novo during hemodialysis. We report the clinical course of two patients who began dialysis several years after the onset of psoriasis.
A 43-year-old man with diabetic nephropathy developed typical cutaneous lesions of psoriasis in 1976. The diagnosis was confirmed by skin biopsy.
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PEREZ GO, OSTER JR, VAAMONDE CA, HALPRIN KM. Psoriasis During Hemodialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:858. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-5-858_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(5):858.
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