The role of oxidants and antioxidants in psoriasis.

  title={The role of oxidants and antioxidants in psoriasis.},
  author={Mehmet Erol Yildirim and Huseyin Serhat Inaloz and Vahide Baysal and Namik Delibaş},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  volume={17 1},
BACKGROUND Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by well-demarcated erythema and scaly plaques. The pathogenesis of psoriasis still remains unclear. An increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) and insufficient antioxidant activity have been determined in psoriatic lesions. AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate and compare superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GP) activity in erythrocytes, catalase (CAT) activityand malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in serum… CONTINUE READING
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