Archives of Dermatological Research

, Volume 271, Issue 2, pp 229–231 | Cite as

A study on the candida-killing activity of polymorphonuclear leukocytes in patients with psoriasis vulgaris

  • M. Casató
  • A. Dobozy
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The Candida albicans killing capacity, a function of polymorphonuclear leukocytes from patients with psoriasis vulgaris was significantly higher than that of granulocytes from healthy persons. This observation is a further data supporting the concept of the “activated granulocyte” in psoriasis.

Key word

Granulocyte Candida killing Psoriasis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Casató
    • 1
  • A. Dobozy
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of DermatologyMedical University of SzegedSzegedHungary

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