New diagnostic test to distinguish psoriasis from eczema

Neuherberg, 10 July 2014. In many patients it is not easy to differentiate between the chronic inflammatory skin diseases psoriasis and eczema. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now developed a procedure based on a skin analysis that enables an exact diagnosis to be made. The results have been published in the specialist journal Science Translational Medicine.

 

Quaranta, M. et al, (2014), Intra-individual genome expression analysis reveals a specific molecular signature of psoriasis and eczema, Sci Transl Med, 2014 July 9th; Vol. 6, Issue 244, p. 244ra90; Sci. Transl. Med. DOI: 10.1126