Psoriasis: Is it transplacentally induced?

W. Schmahl

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Prenatal X-irradiation is shown as an example of a hazard which interferes even at low doses with skin differentiation. This treatment results in a marked endogenous leucotactic activity of the epidermis in the young adult offspring, closely resembling human psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-911
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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