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Roles of Infection in Psoriasis

by 1,2 and 1,2,*
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Department of Dermatology, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
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Institute of Dermatology, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200092, China
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Academic Editor: Michal Zmijewski
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23(13), 6955; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23136955
Received: 2 June 2022 / Revised: 22 June 2022 / Accepted: 22 June 2022 / Published: 23 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics)
Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disorder with cutaneous and systemic manifestations. Genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and immune dysfunction all contribute to the pathogenesis of psoriasis with host-microbe interaction governing the progression of this disease. Emerging evidence has indicated that infection is an environmental trigger for psoriasis and plays multiple roles in its maintenance as evidenced by the frequent association between guttate psoriasis onset and acute streptococcal infection. Different infectious factors act on immune cells to produce inflammatory cytokines that can induce or aggravate psoriasis. In addition to bacterial infections, viral and fungal infections have also been shown to be strongly associated with the onset or exacerbation of psoriasis. Intervention of skin microbiota to treat psoriasis has become a hot research topic. In this review, we summarize the effects of different infectious factors (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) on psoriasis, thereby providing insights into the manipulation of pathogens to allow for the identification of improved therapeutic options for the treatment of this condition. View Full-Text
Keywords: psoriasis; infection; bacterial infection; viral infection; fungal infection psoriasis; infection; bacterial infection; viral infection; fungal infection
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Zhou, S.; Yao, Z. Roles of Infection in Psoriasis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 6955. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23136955

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