Dead sea bath salt for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris: a double‐blind controlled study

@article{Halevy1997DeadSB,
  title={Dead sea bath salt for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris: a double‐blind controlled study},
  author={Sima Halevy and Hani Giryes and Michael Friger and Shaul Sukenik},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  year={1997},
  volume={9}
}
Back‐ground The beneficial effect of the Dead Sea (DS) area in psoriasis is attributed in part to the DS water, which has a high content of minerals, 
Evidence‐based (S3) guidelines for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris
  • A. Nast, I. Kopp, +23 authors B. Rzany
  • Medicine
  • Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG
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