Psoriasis: female skin changes in various hormonal stages throughout life - puberty, pregnancy, and menopause

Čeović, Romana and Mance, Marko and Bukvić Mokos, Zrinka and Svetec, Maja and Kostović, Krešimir and Štulhofer Buzina, Daška (2013) Psoriasis: female skin changes in various hormonal stages throughout life - puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. BioMed Research International, 2013. p. 571912. ISSN 2314-6133

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Psoriasis is one of the most prevalent immune mediated skin diseases worldwide. Despite the large prevalence in both men and women, the pathogenesis of this disease has not yet been fully clarified. Nowadays, it is believed that psoriasis is most likely a T helper Th1/Th17 induced inflammatory disease. Stressful life situations are known to cause flare-ups and psoriasis activity may be linked to stress from major life events. We know that stress greatly affects both the hormone and immune systems and that there are many different hormonal phases throughout a woman's lifetime. The severity of psoriasis may fluctuate or be influenced by each phase and this relationship can be seen as disease frequency seems to peak during puberty, postpartum, and menopause when hormone levels fall, while symptoms improve during pregnancy, a state when hormone levels are increased.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Romana Čeović et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
MeSH: Female ; Humans ; Male ; Menopause/physiology ; Pregnancy ; Psoriasis/complications ; Psoriasis/physiopathology ; Puberty/physiology ; Skin/pathology ; Skin Physiological Phenomena
Departments: Katedra za dermatovenerologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Bukvić Mokos, ZrinkaUNSPECIFIED
Kostović, KrešimirUNSPECIFIED
Štulhofer Buzina, DaškaUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2013
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 09:45
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 11:16
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