Neuropeptides and general neuronal marker in psoriasis--an immunohistochemical study.

Nerve fibres immunoreactive to antibodies to vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) and substance P (SP) were increased in lesional psoriatic skin when assessed semiquantitatively. Biopsies from psoriatic plaques on the arm were studied in 13 patients and compared with biopsies from non-lesional areas (in three of the same psoriatic subjects) and from… CONTINUE READING