HELMUT GRAF, M.D.; AXEL WOLF, M.D.; HANS KRISTER STUMMVOLL, M.D.
To the editor: Since the amelioration of psoriasis during dialysis was first described (1), a number of reports of positive effects of dialysis on this troublesome and often therapy-resistant disease have been published (2-7). At present, peritoneal dialysis (5, 6) and hemodialysis (5, 7) are used as therapy in otherwise untreatable cases. To our knowledge there has been no previous report of a psoriatic patient with renal insufficiency in whom chronic hemodialysis showed no positive effect in psoriasis.
A 32-year-old man had first had psoriasis vulgaris 14 years previously. Ten years after onset of this disease, albuminuria was discovered, and
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GRAF H, WOLF A, STUMMVOLL HK. Dialysis and Psoriasis. Ann Intern Med. 1979;90:994–995. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-90-6-994_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(6):994-995.
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