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

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Candida (Fungus) Lymphatic outcome
Minor increase risk of Candida (Fungus)
Lymphatic system

Moderate evidence
3.0%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Immune system Lymphatic outcome
Minor decreased risk of Immune system
Lymphatic system

High evidence
-3.0%

Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Psoriasis Intergumentary outcome
Minor increase risk of Psoriasis
Intergumentary system

High evidence
3.0%