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Psoriasis provoked by beta-blocking agents

Arntzen N, Kavli G, Volden G.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555564346348


23 patients suffering from psoriasis and being treated with beta-blocking agents were compared to a control group regarding psoriasis activity. Seven out of the 23 were affected by psoriasis after introduction of the beta-blocking drug. The mean age of onset was significantly higher (p less than 0.001) than that of the control group, which supports the provoking effects of beta-blocking agents. Remission occurred in 3 out of 4 patients after medication was stopped.


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