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Review

Psychoneuroimmunology and the Skin

Juan F. Honeyman
DOI: 10.2340/00015555-2376

Abstract

The nervous, immune, endocrine and integumentary systems are closely related and interact in a number of normal and pathological conditions. Nervous system mediators may bring about direct changes to the skin or may induce the release of immunological or hormonal mediators that cause pathological changes to the skin. This article reviews the psychological mechanisms involved in the development of skin diseases.

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