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A Study of Psoriasis, With Special Reference to Metabolism and Familial Incidence

By William Steele Watson Guthrie


(1) A study was made of the out-patient records of the Skin Department, Royal Infimary, Glasgow, for the period January 1924 to September 1939. (2) The incidence of first attendances for psoriasis as compared with all skin diseases was 4.3 per cent. (3) Of 2749 cases of psoriasis 42 per cent, were males and 58 per cent, females. For all other skin diseases the number of male and female patients was approximately equal. (4) A study of 940 cases of psoriasis attending for the first time during the period October 1934 to September 1939 showed a positive family history in 16 per cent. (5) Psoriasis does not appear to be a hereditary disease. There does appear to be however a familial predisposition to this dermatosis in a proportion of cases. (6) A discussion on the method of transmission of this psoriatic diathesis founded on a study of the literature is included

Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses,
Year: 1942
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