The role of the palatine tonsils in the pathogenesis and treatment of psoriasis

@article{Sigurdardottir2013TheRO,
  title={The role of the palatine tonsils in the pathogenesis and treatment of psoriasis},
  author={S. Sigurdardottir and R. H. Thorleifsdottir and H. Valdimarsson and A. Johnston},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={168}
}
Psoriasis is a common chronic skin disease with strong genetic associations and environmental triggers. Patients with psoriasis develop sore throats much more frequently than nonpsoriatic individuals and it is well documented that streptococcal throat infections can trigger the onset of psoriasis, and such infections cause exacerbation of chronic psoriasis. It is now generally accepted that psoriatic lesions are caused by abnormal reactivity of specific T lymphocytes in the skin. However, it… Expand
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