Exacerbation of psoriasis by ibuprofen

Cutis. 1986 Jul;38(1):45.


We describe a patient whose cutaneous manifestations of psoriatic arthritis were exacerbated while she was treated with ibuprofen. Discontinuation of the medication resulted in immediate improvement of the skin lesions. Reappearance of the joint symptoms prompted the patient to take ibuprofen again, after which she experienced a flare of new psoriatic plaques.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ibuprofen / adverse effects*
  • Ibuprofen / therapeutic use
  • Joint Diseases / drug therapy
  • Psoriasis / chemically induced*
  • Self Medication


  • Ibuprofen