Psoriasis is one of the oldest known cutaneous diseases, the cause of which has not been determined. The disease is no respecter of sex, age or social position and is apparently not occupational. Psoriasis seems to by-pass dark-skinned races, as it is infrequently observed in them.
A relationship has been shown between psoriasis and injury and between injury and increases in capillary fragility according to Goldfarb1 who quoted Kromayer's2 conclusion that "the slight increase in the permeability of the capillaries, incident to their dilatation, produces a hyperalimentation of the epidermis which in turn results in the pathologically altered cornification of psoriasis."
Improvement in 65 per cent and 86 per cent of patients with psoriasis treated with citrin lemonade was reported by Goldfarb.3 The improvement noted consisted of diminution of the infiltration of the lesions and a lessening of scaling.
Citrin is the original name used to describe
NIEDELMAN ML, HOROSCHAK S. HESPERIDIN AND HESPERIDIN WITH ASCORBIC ACID IN TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1948;57(2):271–273. doi:10.1001/archderm.1948.01520140133018
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