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Köebner phenomenon induced by cupping therapy in a psoriasis patient

  • Author(s): Yu, Rui-xing
  • Hui, Yun
  • Li, Cheng-rang
  • et al.
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Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory and refractory disease. The koebner phenomenon, which can be induced by trauma, is common in psoriasis patients. Herein, we report a patient with psoriasis who was treated by cupping therapy and subsequently developed the koebner phenomenon (KP) at the cupped sites. To our knowledge, it is the first report about cupping therapy leading to KP in a psoriasis patient.

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