Psoriasis and Work

  • Christoph SkudlikEmail author
  • Swen Malte John
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Psoriasis is a constitutional disease, but may be triggered by occupational factors.

The frequency of occupationally triggered psoriasis in patients with occupational skin diseases has been reported to be between 1.2% and 6.5%.

In addition to adequate therapy, special skin protection measures, such as anti-impaction gloves and the avoidance of irritant and mechanical influences, are pivotal in terms of adequate prevention.


Psoriasis Psoriasis palmaris Occupational psoriasis Koebner phenomenon Isomorphic response 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health TheoryUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

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