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An Interdisciplinary Approach to

Edited by Anca Chiriac

Apollonia University

In 2014, psoriasis was recognized as a serious noncommunicable disease in the World Health Assembly Resolution WHA67.9, with a great negative impact on patients' quality of life. Psoriasis is a worldwide chronic disease, affecting all ages and all races, and a serious global health problem. Psoriasis is a complex disease with still unknown etiology and no specific curative treatment. The chapters provide comprehensive and new description of some issues related to psoriasis research and for understanding of clinical correlations, genetic aspects, experimental research, and potential therapeutic interventions. The book could be a source of information for clinicians and researchers from different fields in raising awareness of the disease.

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PsoriasisAn Interdisciplinary Approach toEdited by Anca Chiriac

Published: July 5th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65196

ISBN: 978-953-51-3252-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3251-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4763-3

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

11082 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Psoriasis and Genetics

By Hız Meliha Merve, Kılıç Sevilay, Oymak Sibel, Büyük Başak, Canbey Göret Ceren, Tuba Demirci and Akı Cüneyt


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2. A Review of Possible Triggering or Therapeutic Effects of Antimicrobial Vaccines on Psoriasis

By Sevgi Akarsu and Ceylan Avcı


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3. Pathogenic Role of Cytokines and Effect of Their Inhibition in Psoriasis

By Jitlada Meephansan, Urairack Subpayasarn, Mayumi Komine and Mamitaro Ohtsuki


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4. Human Translational Research in Psoriasis Using CLA+ T Cells

By Ester Ruiz-Romeu and Luis F. Santamaria-Babi


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5. Psoriatic Animal Models Developed for the Study of the Disease

By Sandra Rodríguez‐Martínez, Juan C. Cancino‐Diaz, Isaí Martínez‐ Torrez, Sonia M. Pérez‐Tapia and Mario E. Cancino‐Diaz


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6. Immune System Links Psoriasis-Mediated Inflammation to Cardiovascular Diseases via Traditional and Non-Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors

By Rodolfo A. Kölliker Frers, Matilde Otero-Losada, Eduardo Kersberg, Vanesa Cosentino and Francisco Capani


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7. Clinical and Epidemiological Factors Predicting the Severity of Psoriasis

By Anca Chiriac, Cristian Podoleanu and Doina Azoicai


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8. Ultrasonography as a New, Non-Invasive Imagistic Technique Used for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Psoriasis

By Maria Crisan, Radu Badea, Diana Crisan, Artur Bezugly, Horatiu Colosi, Stefan Strilciuc, Amalia Ciobanu and Carmen Bianca Crivii


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9. Pharmacogenetics of Psoriasis Treatment

By Sara Redenšek and Vita Dolžan


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10. The Role of Methotrexate in Psoriatic Therapy in the Age of Biologic and Biosimilar Medication: Therapeutic Benefits versus Toxicology Emergencies

By Carolina Negrei and Daniel Boda


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