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In 2,147 patients suffering from psoriasis, evaluation of the age of onset revealed two peaks, one occurring at the age of 16 years (female) or 22 years (males) and a second peak at the age of 60 years (female) or 57 years (males). Human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) tissue typing in 112 randomly assigned patients showed that HLA-Cw6, known to be at(More)
Recent genome scans have established the presence of a major psoriasis-susceptibility locus in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex on chromosome 6p21.3. To narrow the interval for candidate gene testing, we performed a linkage-disequilibrium analysis of 339 families, with the use of 62 physically mapped microsatellite markers spanning the major(More)
In a 12.5 cM genome-wide scan for psoriasis susceptibility loci, recombination-based tests revealed linkage to the HLA region (Zmax = 3.52), as well as suggestive linkage to two novel regions: chromosome 16q (60-83.1 cM from pter, Zmax = 2.50), and chromosome 20p (7.5-25 cM from pter, Zmax = 2.62). All three regions yielded P values < or = 0.01 by(More)
Corneodesmosin (CD) is thought to play a key role in corneocyte cohesion, and its proteolysis appears to be a major event in the process of desquamation. Recently it was shown that CD is encoded by the S-gene, which is located approximately 160 kb telomeric of HLA-C. In the present study, the role of CD in the genetics of psoriasis vulgaris was studied in(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates four measures of disease severity in patients with psoriasis, both before and after therapy. METHODS Data records were analyzed from 33 patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis who were treated with efalizumab, 1 mg/kg/week subcutaneously, for 12 weeks. Four measures of disease severity were used: body(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease of unknown origin. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the frequency of skin disorders concomitantly seen in patients with psoriasis. METHODS We analyzed data from more than 40,000 patients and calculated sex- and age-adjusted ratios of expected and observed incidence rates of associated disorders. (More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that psoriasis is a multifactorial disorder caused by the concerted action of multiple disease genes in a single individual, triggered by environmental factors. Some of these genes control the severity of multiple diseases by regulating inflammation and immunity (severity genes), whereas others are unique to psoriasis.(More)
The possible interference of neighbouring allergic patch-test reactions is still an open question. In this study, we investigated whether there is a distance-related mutual modification of neighbouring allergic patch-test reactions to nickel sulfate and potassium dichromate. We used a double-blind multicentre study design with randomized attachment of(More)
  • T Henseler
  • 1994
The analysis of population-specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotypes has provided evidence that susceptibility to psoriasis is linked to the class I and II major histo-compatibility complex on human chromosome 6. In addition, these studies show that psoriasis consists of two distinct disease subtypes (type I and type II), which differ in age of(More)