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European Journal of Dermatology


Effects of Curcuma extract and visible light on adults with plaque psoriasis Volume 25, numéro 3, May-June 2015


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1 Clinical Research Unit,
Especialidades Farmacéuticas Centrum,
C/Sagitario, 14, 03006 Alicante, Spain
2 Department of Dermatology and Clinical Research Units,
Centro Dermatológico Estético,
Alicante, Spain
3 Department of Dermatology and Venerology,
J.W. Goethe-University,
Medical School, Frankfurt/Main,
4 Department of Pharmacology,
Pediatrics and Organic Chemistry,
Miguel Hernández University, Elche,
Alicante, Spain
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Psoriasis is an inflammatory and proliferative chronic skin disease with two clearly differentiated lesion characteristics, namely, epidermal hyperproliferation and dermal inflammation. Although the pathogenesis of psoriasis is not well understood, it is hypothesized that the condition is multi-factorial in origin, is influenced by genetic and immunologic factors and is characterized by epidermal and dermal infiltrates caused by activated T lymphocytes, which are, eventually, responsible for the [...]