• Three patients with psoriasis, who were resistant to all modes of accepted therapy, underwent 32 hours of peritoneal dialysis weekly for ten weeks. In two patients, there was a clearing of 80% of the psoriatic lesions after completion of therapy. In one of these patients, there was a recurrence of the lesions two months later, but the other patient is still in relative remission after 12 months. The third patient had clearing of 50% of the lesions, but there was recurrence two months after cessation of treatment. This experience as well as a review of the literature indicates that dialysis may have a positive effect on psoriasis and that the effect obtained is more prominent with peritoneal dialysis than with hemodialysis.
(Arch Dermatol 117:69-72. 1981)
Halevy S, Halevy J, Boner G, Rosenfeld JB, Feuerman EJ. Dialysis Therapy for PsoriasisReport of Three Cases and Review of the Literature. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(2):69-72. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650020011014