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The Biology Behind Eczema and Psoriasis

By: Claudia C. Aguirre, PhD
Posted: June 29, 2012, from the July 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
Erythrodermic psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that affects most of the body surface.

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a particularly inflammatory form of psoriasis that affects most of the body surface.

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7. www.niams.nih.gov/health_info/atopic_dermatitis/default.asp#b (Accessed May 3, 2012)

8. S Jacob, M Miller and EM Herro, Atopic Dermatitis—A historical review, Skin & Aging 19 (Suppl) 1–11 (2011)

9. A Cowden and A Van Voorhees, Treatment of Psoriasis (1–9), Switzerland, Birkhäuser Verlag (2008)

Editor’s note: Want to learn more about physiology of the skin? Physiology of the Skin, Third Edition (Alluredbooks, 2011) by Zoe Draelos, MD, and Peter T. Pugliese, MD, can be purchased online at www.Alluredbooks.com.

Claudia C. Aguirre, PhD is a neuroscientist working as scientific communications manager for The International Dermal Institute (IDI) and Dermalogica. She applies the latest skin-relevant science and technology to the development of curriculum and digital media for IDI and Dermalogica worldwide. Aguirre has received numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships during her studies, and has been published in international scientific journals. She is a frequent editorial contributor to both trade and consumer publications worldwide.

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