Towards Rational Treatment of Severe Psoriasis in Alcoholics: Report of Two Cases

April 2010 | Volume 9 | Issue 4 | Case Reports | 405 | Copyright © April 2010

Peter J. Aronson MD and Farah Malick MD

Abstract
Alcoholism is a risk factor in the worsening of psoriasis. The authors present two cases of flared severe psoriasis in alcoholic patients showing dramatic improvement of their skin disease using treatments directed towards correcting abnormalities commonly found as sequelae of alcoholism such as endotoxin production, low serum magnesium levels and elevated plasma homocysteine levels.