Body mass index and psoriasis area and severity index relation in Turkish psoriasis population

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OZKAYA D. B., Onsun N., TOPUKCU B., Su Ö. S., Dizman D., Uysal O.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.48, no.3, pp.127-130, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Background and Design: Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disease affecting 1-3% of the general population. Recently, it has been suggested that chronic inflammation in psoriasis may cause metabolic and vascular disorders. Most of recent studies focused on the comorbidities and the mechanisms of comorbidities associated with psoriasis. Obesity may lead to cardiovascular disorders, diyabetes mellitus, hypertension, malignancies, musculoskeleteal system diseases, impaired quality of life, and death. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of obesity in patients with psoriasis and the relationship between the disease severity and body mass index (BMI) in Turkish psoriasis population.