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What is it about dialysis that improves psoriasis??

What is it about dialysis that improves psoriasis?

I’ve had several patients with psoriasis improve when they began dialysis for their chronic renal failure. Any insight as to what possible mechanism is at work here? — Charles Nagel,  PA-C, MPH, Huntsville, Tex.
 Earlier small-sample studies (70s-90s) reported improved psoriatic lesions upon dialysis (particularly peritoneal). Mechanisms include decreased immunoglobulin G (IgG) (see Sobh et al.…

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