Alcohol and Skin Disorders: With a Focus on Psoriasis

16 Apr 2011Natalia Kazakevich, MD, Megan N. Moody, MD, MPH, Jennifer M. Landau, BS, Leonard H. Goldberg, MD

An overwhelming amount of evidence suggests a significant link between alcohol and psoriasis - a multifactorial autoimmune disorder. Not only may alcohol contribute, in the presence of appropriate genetic makeup, to the development of psoriasis, it also results in more extensive and treatment resistant disease.

Meta Analysis
3 effects
82869 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Candida (Fungus) Lymphatic outcome

Notable Increase

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Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Immune system
Lymphatic

Notable Decrease

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Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Psoriasis Intergumentary outcome
Psoriasis
Intergumentary

Notable Increase

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