The role of oxidants and antioxidants in psoriasis.

Yildirim M., Inaloz H., Baysal V., Delibas N.

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV, vol.17, no.1, pp.34-6, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by well-demarcated erythema and scaly plaques. The pathogenesis of psoriasis still remains unclear. An increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and insufficient antioxidant activity have been determined in psoriatic lesions.