Psoriasis and infection. A clinical practice narrative
Marius Rademaker, Karen Agnew, Nicholas Anagnostou, Megan Andrews, Katherine Armour, Christopher Baker, Peter Foley, Kurt Gebauer, Monisha Gupta, Gillian Marshman, Diana Rubel, John Sullivan, Li-Chuen Wong
AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2019
The Australasian Psoriasis Collaboration has developed a clinical practice narrative with respect to the relationship between psoriasis, its treatment and infection. The cutaneous microbiome of patients with psoriasis is different to those without psoriasis, although the significance of this is unclear. Whilst a wide range of microorganisms has been associated with psoriasis (including β-haemolytic streptococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Candida albicans, Chlamydia psittaci, human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus), there is limited evidence that antimicrobial therapy is of direct benefit in preventing flares of psoriasis. Psoriasis is independently associat..View full abstract
We are very grateful to AbbVie Pty Ltd (Australia) for an unrestricted educational grant. They had no influence in the subject matter, discussion or writing up. We are grateful for Tony James, independent medical writer, for taking notes during the meeting. He was not otherwise involved in the preparation of this manuscript.