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J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Dec;129(12):2741-3. doi: 10.1038/jid.2009.315.

Smoking and psoriasis: from epidemiology to pathomechanisms.

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Centro Studi GISED, Fondazione per la Ricerca Ospedale Maggiore, Unità di Dermatologia, Ospedali Riuniti, Via Garibaldi 13/15, 24100 Bergamo, Italy. luigi.naldi@gised.it

Abstract

Smoking is a well-established environmental risk factor for psoriasis. It should be carefully considered in genetic studies because smoking can modify risk estimates for genetic markers. Genome-wide association studies may facilitate the analysis of genetic-environmental interaction in psoriasis.

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19901943
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10.1038/jid.2009.315
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