Understanding a role of folliculotropic viral infections in the pathogenesis of psoriasis

The renewed interest for focal infections in pathogenesis of psoriasis [1,2], prompted us to some considerations about viral infections with particular follicular tropism. Varicella-zoster (VZV) and measles are good examples of folliculotropic viral infections. VZV is among the most prevalent viruses affecting the human race and measles persists despite widespread use of vaccine and remains endemic in any country resulting occasionally in local outbreaks.
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Publication date: Available online 26 January 2020Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): L.J. Verteramo Chiu, L.W. Tauer, Y.T. Gröhn, R.L. SmithAbstractThis paper explains how the methodologies of first and second order stochastic dominance, and expected utility using specific risk preferences, can be applied to epidemiology when choosing among control strategies that have stochastic outcomes. We provide a step-by-step guide on how epidemiologists can rank a number of control strategies based on their distribution of estimated benefits. We also explain how the expected utility model and decision maker’...
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Logan Airport screened one flight from Hong Kong and local hospitals are taking a number of other precautions in the midst of a national coronavirus outbreak.   The state does not have a single confirmed case of the virus, which presents as mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illnesses and sometimes lower-respiratory tract illnesses, such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Yet public health officials and state legislators are preparing should the state en counter a case.  The Department of Public…
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While global stock markets plunged Monday amid concerns about the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus, the share price of a Montgomery County biopharmaceutical company working on a potential vaccine continues to soar. Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) of Plymouth Meeting is one of two companies to receive grants from the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to support work on a potential vaccine against the recently emerged coronavirus strain. CEPI, a public-private alliance…
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The popularity of e-cigarettes (vaping) has been on the rise in recent years, but the adverse effects of vaping have been greatly unknown. In 2019, the use of vaping products has been linked to an outbreak of severe lung disease, some cases of which have p...
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Since August 2019, CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and public health and clinical stakeholders have been investigating a nationwide outbreak of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVA...
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Zhou Xianwang says public information should have been released more quicklyChinese premier Li Keqiang visits Wuhan - latest updatesThe mayor of Wuhan, the Chinese city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak, has acknowledged criticism over his handling of the crisis, admitting that information was not released quickly enough.Zhou Xianwang wore a mask for protection as he told the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV: “We haven’t disclosed information in a timely manner and also did not use effective information to improve our work.”Continue reading...
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