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Alcohol (OH) and the Skin – Introduction (For professionals)

Alcohol consumption is a difficult to control epidemic. In some countries alcohol consumption is part of the culture and its consumption starts young and continues until death. In countries such as Russia (Russian Federation), alcohol consumption levels have reached such alarming levels that it is responsible for a reduction of life expectancy to 60 years and 100000 directly related deaths annually. Alcohol has effects on many organs and we have done a thorough exploration of direct and indirect effects it has on the skin.




Alcohol induced changes ((Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, Launois Bensaude disease, lichenoid dermatitis and conditions aggravated by alcohol not included)

Due to organ dysfunction (digestive tract)

  • Liver
  1. Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  2. Cirrhosis
  3. Jaundice
  4. Pruritus



  • Pancreas
  1. Pancreatitis




  • Acute changes
  1. Urticaria
  2. Infections



  • Chronic changes
  1. Malnutrition
  2. Skin Aging
  3. Neoplasia




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