Saliva as a Future Field in Psoriasis Research

Farah Asa'ad, Marco Fiore, Aniello Alfieri, Paolo Daniele Maria Pigatto, Chiara Franchi, Emilio Berti, Carlo Maiorana, Giovanni Damiani

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Psoriasis is a skin inflammatory disease characterized by an increased body of comorbidities, including parodontopathy. Despite the visibility of skin lesions, prognostic biomarkers, related to disease monitoring and therapeutic effectiveness, are still missing. Although several markers have been studied, none of them has been identified as an independent prognostic factor. This concise review aims to summarize the current knowledge and results in saliva research applied to psoriasis. Combination of different markers could improve the prognostic prediction in patients with psoriasis. Future studies are needed to implement research on salivary biomarkers and their prognostic/therapeutic effects in the management of patients with psoriasis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7290913
JournalBioMed Research International
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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