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vol. 41
Review paper

The role of smoking in psoriasis

Francesco Laguardia
Agnieszka Owczarczyk-Saczonek
Paolo Maggi

  1. Department of Precision Medicine, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
  2. Department of Dermatology, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Clinical Immunology, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
  3. Department of Physical and Mental Healthcare and Preventive Medicine, Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy
Adv Dermatol Allergol 2024; XLI (2): 143-148
Online publish date: 2024/04/09
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Psoriasis has a clear and strong connection with smoking in both its pathogenesis and clinical course. Smoking can cause a serious worsening of both the disease itself and the systemic complications such as cardiovascular events, psoriatic arthritis (PsA), cancer and depression. Smoking also seems to alter the gut microbiota and thus promote psoriasis itself. The aim of our article is to review all the most interesting discoveries on its role and thus provide a good picture of the current state of knowledge. Furthermore, we provide some alternative and healthier coping mechanisms for stress and depression related to the disease such as exercise, meditation, balneotherapy and acupuncture.

psoriasis, smoking, psoriatic march, microbiota, depression

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