A DIETARY REGIMEN IN THE TREATMENT OF PSORIASIS

HARRY SPIERA, ALBERT M. LEFKOVITS, IRWIN ORESKES

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Abstract

SUMMARY.— A dietary regimen employing turkey meat as the major protein source has been evaluated in patients with severe psoriasis. These patients had been selected for failure to remit spontaneously and failure to respond to other methods of therapy. Of 12 patients studied, 7 exhibited excellent response, 3 moderate response, and 2 no response to the dietary regimen. Two patients, who responded initially, were studied further. Upon resumption of a normal diet, their disease exacerbated. Reinstitution of the study diet again resulted in complete clearing of their psoriasis. Addition of turkey to a normal diet, however, did not prevent re‐exacerbation. These results suggest that turkey meat may lack a substance potentially harmful to patients with psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume85
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1971

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