Ingela Flytström

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BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is manifested on the skin. Studies of oral health in psoriasis patients are limited. The aim of this study is to assess the experience and risk of caries and periodontal disease in individuals with and without psoriasis. METHODS The material consisted of 89 individuals with mild-to-moderate(More)
BACKGROUND When this study was initiated, no previous studies comparing methotrexate and ciclosporin for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis had been performed. OBJECTIVES To compare the effectiveness, quality of life and side-effects of methotrexate and ciclosporin treatments in a context reflecting normal clinical practice. METHODS Eighty-four(More)
The quality of life of patients with psoriasis can be severely diminished. The disease often affects life at a physical, social and emotional level (1). In clinical studies, a wide variety of assessment tools is used to evaluate the severity of psoriasis, but there is a lack of standardization (2). The introduction of quality of life (QoL) instruments has(More)
Fusidic acid-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (FRSA) has been identified as a causative agent in outbreaks of impetigo and its emergence has been associated with increased use of topical fusidic acid. The frequency of FRSA in atopic dermatitis (AD) has been less extensively investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial spectrum and(More)
Balanoposthitis is an inflammatory disorder of the prepuce and glans penis. Microbes involved in balanoposthitis have been investigated, but no single study has covered the growth of both bacteria, Candida and Malassezia. We report here the prevalence of these microbes in 100 patients with balanoposthitis and in 26 control patients. Among patients with(More)
Infection can be a trigger and an aggravating factor in psoriasis. Antibacterial and/or antifungal agents are commonly used in the treatment of intertriginous psoriasis, because it is believed that flexures in psoriasis are often colonized by Candida species and Staphylococcus aureus. Bacterial and fungal cultures were studied from 32 psoriatic patients(More)
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