Investigation of Relationship Between Parvovirus B19 Infection and Psoriasis


YILDIRIM M. , CEYHAN A. M. , Aridogan B. C. , KOC I. G. , KAYA S.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, no.4, pp.200-203, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.44.200
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.200-203

Abstract

Background and Design: Psoriasis is a common, chronic, relapsing skin disease, characterized by the formation of typical scaly papules or plaques. The three factors well-recognized as triggering the onset, causing new lesions or inducing a flare in the disease are: stress, skin injury and infection. Various microorganisms are associated with provocation and/or exacerbation of psoriasis. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between parvovirus B19 (PVB19) and psoriasis/psoriasis area severity index (PASI).