How stress gets under the skin: cortisol and stress reactivity in psoriasis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Psychological stressors might contribute to the severity of chronic inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis by dysregulating hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the role of cortisol, a key component of the HPA axis, in reaction to psychological stress in patients with psoriasis. METHODS Serum cortisol… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.09984.x

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