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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-75

Diet in dermatology: a review

Department of Dermatology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Rita V Vora
Department of Dermatology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad 388325
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_48_19

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Diet plays a very important role in various dermatological conditions. Many conditions occur due to deficiency or excess of a particular nutrient, while some conditions are related to abnormal metabolism of a particular nutrient. In this review, important dermatological conditions have been highlighted in which diet has a definite role and dietary change helps to control or prevent that particular condition. In diseases like dermatitis herpetiformis, dietary restrictions play a major role in their treatment. Dietary habits also play some role in diseases such as atopic dermatitis, acne vulgaris, psoriasis vulgaris, pemphigus, and urticaria. Genetic and metabolic disorders such as phenylketonuria, tyrosinemia, homocystinuria, galactosemia, Refsum’s disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, xanthomas, gout, and porphyria also require dietary modifications. Imbalanced diet leads to nutritional deficiency disorders such as kwashiorkar, marasmus, phrynoderma, pellagra, scurvy, acrodermatitis enteropathica, carotenemia, and lycopenemia

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