• Rosita Saraceno
  • Andrea Chiricozzi
  • Sergio ChimentiEmail author


Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by great variation in prevalence within and between countries because of geographical, environmental, and genetic factors. Psoriasis seems to be most prevalent in Caucasian population and less frequent in yellow-brown individuals and in black populations.


Psoriasis Psoriatic arthritis Comorbidities TNF-alpha IL-17 







Body mass index


Body surface area


Cyclosporine A


Dendritic cell


Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs


European Medicines Agency


Fumaric acid esters


Food and Drug Administration




Lattice System Physician’s Global Assessment


Minimal erythema dose (MED)


Major histocompatibility complex (MHC)




Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)


Nail Psoriasis Severity Index


Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis


Psoriasis Area and Severity Index


Polyethylene glycolylated


Physician Global Assessment


Psoriatic arthritis


Photochemotherapy with psoralens (PUVA)


Self-administered PASI


Salford Psoriasis Index


T helper


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosita Saraceno
    • 1
  • Andrea Chiricozzi
    • 1
  • Sergio Chimenti
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly

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