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Psoriasis

Introduction
 

Psoriasis is an inflammatory and immunological cutaneous disease. The high morbidity in patients with psoriasis results from severe clinical manifestations and/or adverse effects of treatment. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Federal Medicare and Medicaid Services have approved the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) for more than 15 indications, including wound healing, infections and late effects of radiation, which are largely unresponsive to conventional treatments. Accumulated data show that HBO2 has anti-inflammatory effects and other positive influences on the immune system, making it a rational treatment in the management of psoriasis plaques and arthritis.


Case presentation

 

We present the cases of two patients with long histories of psoriasis vulgarus who exhibited marked improvement with use of HBO2. The first patient was 40 years old and had pustular psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. He was treated with six sessions of HBO2, which successfully controlled his symptoms. At the 18-month post-treatment follow up, the patient exhibited complete remission of psoriasis and marked improvement in psoriatic arthritis without medication. The second patient was 55 years old with extensive psoriatic lesions, and exhibited marked improvement within 15 sessions of HBO2. No adverse effects of HBO2 were identified.

Conclusions

HBO2 may possess potential therapeutic efficacy in the management of psoriasis. We outline the pathogenesis of psoriasis and the selective anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects of HBO2. We hope that this will provide a basis for elucidating the mechanisms of action and consequently pave the way for further controlled studies.

What other conditions can HBOT help to treat?
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  • Gangrene
  • Infection of skin or bone
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Radiation injury
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  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Migraine
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Autism rehabilitation
  • Parkinson disease
  • Heart disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Hypertension
  • Tissue hypoxia
  • Potency disorders
  • Hiv
  • Aids
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorder
  • Stress
  • Concentration
  • Eczema
  • Weight loss
  • Psoriasis
  • Mycosis
  • Rosacea 

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