Special Issue "Skin Disease and Comorbidities"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Dermatology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Keiichi Yamanaka
Guest Editor
Department of Dermatology, Mie University, Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, Japan
Interests: inflammatory skin disease; psoriasis; atopic dermatitis; cytokine; neutrophil

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The skin is one of the largest immune organs that involves innate and acquired immune systems and thus is able to respond to exogenous stimuli, producing large amounts of proinflammatory cytokines, resulting in systemic inflammation. In psoriasis, one of the intractable inflammatory cytokine-mediated skin disorders, the average life span is 6 years shorter compared to that of the population without history of psoriasis; this is due to the cerebro-cardiovascular complications. Additionally, eczema patients have an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders. Several studies have shown that severe inflammatory skin disorders are deeply connected to systemic complications such as arteriosclerosis, cardiomyopathy, abnormal fat metabolism, renal sclerosis, and systemic amyloidosis, leading to the concept of “inflammatory skin march”—intimate relations between skin inflammation and complications. Here we welcome the clinical evidence and cases focusing on systemic inflammatory changes and systemic organ diseases complicated by inflammatory skin disorders.

Prof. Dr. Keiichi Yamanaka
Guest Editor

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  • inflammatory skin disease
  • psoriasis
  • atopic dermatitis
  • cytokine
  • comorbidity
  • complication
  • internal organs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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