Coexisting parasitic infestations in patients with psoriasis and effects of deworming therapy on response of treatment

Shikha Khare, Tamal Trivedi


Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease involving predominantly skin, nails and joints.
Two hundred cases of psoriasis were investigated and treated in a hospital of North India and a very high incidence of parasitic infestations was noted among these patients. Deworming therapy along with standard
treatment resulted in excellent relief and prolonged remissions in these cases. A new hypothesis is proposed regarding how the deworming therapy helps in improving the results in Psoriasis.

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