Pathogenesis of stress-associated skin disorders: Exploring the brain-skin axis

Lev Pavlovsky*, Alon Friedman

*Corresponding author for this work

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The association between psychological stress and skin diseases is well known from clinical practice and the literature. Stress - a complex adaptive response - acts on different levels of the nervous system and affects many organ systems. We review here the available knowledge regarding the possible mechanisms underlying stress actions in the pathogenesis and course of skin diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Factors in Skin Diseases
EditorsEthel Tur
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCurrent Problems in Dermatology
ISSN (Print)1421-5721


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