Genitourinary Infections in Female Patients with Psoriasis: Demographic and Clinical Features

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AKARSU S., İLKNUR T., Avci C., Carsanbali S., ÖZBAĞÇIVAN Ö., FETİL E., ...More

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.45, no.4, pp.174-178, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.60963
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-178
  • Keywords: Psoriasis, guttate, plaque, active psoriasis, stable psoriasis, genitourinary infection, GUTTATE, MICROORGANISMS, ONSET
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Design: It has been reported that the focal infections may trigger the formation and/or exacerbation of psoriasis lesions. Although it is known that the most frequent association is with throat infection, it is emphasized that urinary tract infections should be considered as a triggering factor due to improvement of psoriatic lesions after treatment of active or asymptomatic urinary tract infection in some cases. The aim of our study was to evaluate the frequency of genitourinary infection (GUI) and to compare the clinical and demographic features of cases with and without GUI.