Bacterial colonization of psoriasis plaques. Is it relevant?

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Eva Marcus
Diana Demmler
Andreas Rudolph *
Matthias Fischer
(*) Corresponding Author:
Andreas Rudolph | matthias.fischer@helios-kliniken.de

Abstract

Bacterial colonization was investigated retrospectively in patients with plaque psoriasis (n=98 inpatient treatments, n=73 patients). At least one pathogen was found in 46% of all cases. Staphylococcus aureus was the most frequent bacterium. Bacterial colonization of psoriasis plaques could be relevant in individual cases.

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