Lithium and psoriasis: what primary care and family physicians should know.

  title={Lithium and psoriasis: what primary care and family physicians should know.},
  author={Mohammad Jafferany},
  journal={Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={10 6},
OBJECTIVE This review focuses on the association of lithium treatment and psoriasis. The mechanism of action of lithium in causing psoriasis and the clinical presentation of psoriasis secondary to lithium treatment are considered. DATA SOURCES A search of the literature from 1949 to 2007 was performed using MEDLINE, with the following search terms: lithium, psoriasis, skin, dermatology, and psychodermatology. DATA SYNTHESIS Lithium is involved in a variety of cutaneous reactions including… CONTINUE READING
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