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Vol 87, No 10 (2016)
Review paper
Published online: 2016-10-31
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Genital psoriasis: a hidden multidisciplinary problem — a review of literature

Piotr Czuczwar, Anna Stępniak, Andy Goren, Wojciech Wrona, Tomasz Paszkowski, Mariola Pawlaczyk, Dorota Piekarska-Myślińska, Sławomir Woźniak, Aldona Pietrzak
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2016.0074
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Pubmed: 27958625
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Ginekol Pol 2016;87(10):717-721.

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Vol 87, No 10 (2016)
REVIEW PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2016-10-31

Abstract

Genital psoriasis is a variety of autoimmune dermatological disease — psoriasis with relapsing-remitting course, which can have an onset in all age groups. It is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Genital psoriasis is considered an embar­rassing condition and is often misjudged as a sexually transmitted disease or allergic reaction due to low social awareness of the disease. The manifestations of genital psoriasis may differ from typical genital dermatoses and with symptoms such as itch, erythroderma and vaginal discharge may mimic other diseases at an early stage. The diagnosis and treatment of genital psoriasis may be difficult and often requires a multidisciplinary approach. The aim of this article is to present the literature review of genital psoriasis concentrating on the clinical presentation, treatment and influence on the quality of patients’ life and sexual activity disorders.

Abstract

Genital psoriasis is a variety of autoimmune dermatological disease — psoriasis with relapsing-remitting course, which can have an onset in all age groups. It is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Genital psoriasis is considered an embar­rassing condition and is often misjudged as a sexually transmitted disease or allergic reaction due to low social awareness of the disease. The manifestations of genital psoriasis may differ from typical genital dermatoses and with symptoms such as itch, erythroderma and vaginal discharge may mimic other diseases at an early stage. The diagnosis and treatment of genital psoriasis may be difficult and often requires a multidisciplinary approach. The aim of this article is to present the literature review of genital psoriasis concentrating on the clinical presentation, treatment and influence on the quality of patients’ life and sexual activity disorders.

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Keywords

psoriasis, genital psoriasis, sexual disorders, vulvar disease

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Title

Genital psoriasis: a hidden multidisciplinary problem — a review of literature

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 87, No 10 (2016)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

717-721

Published online

2016-10-31

DOI

10.5603/GP.2016.0074

Pubmed

27958625

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2016;87(10):717-721.

Keywords

psoriasis
genital psoriasis
sexual disorders
vulvar disease

Authors

Piotr Czuczwar
Anna Stępniak
Andy Goren
Wojciech Wrona
Tomasz Paszkowski
Mariola Pawlaczyk
Dorota Piekarska-Myślińska
Sławomir Woźniak
Aldona Pietrzak

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