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GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA

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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2003 December;138(6):519-24

language: Italian

Health resorts and skin

Rossi A., Cantisani C., Carlesimo M., Calvieri S.

Dipartimento di Dermatologia-Venereologia Chirurgia Plastica-Ricostruttiva Università degli Studi di Roma «La Sapienza», Roma


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Since ancient times, in every country and culture there have been health resorts specializing in dermatological applications. Unfortunately, many ancient procedures, methodologies and clinical applications have been lost to the sands of time unknown even to physicians considered to be experts in their field of practice. All over the world, through historical research or the study of still practiced ancient techniques passed down through generations, many ancient treatments once viewed with scepticism, shrouded in mystery or with a “magic” aura and lacking in serious medical analysis, are now under careful review. In recent years, physicians have completed comprehensive studies including strict empirical verifications of many of the most important known ancient dermatological practices. An observational, longitudinal, clinical epidemiological study taking place within the Naiade project describes the middle to long-term impact on patients affected by psoriasis and treated with crenotherapy.

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