Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring can unmask hypertension in patients with psoriasis vulgaris

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Bacaksiz A., Erdogan E., Sonmez O., Sevgili E., Tasal A., Onsun N., ...More

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.19, pp.501-509, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.889197
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.501-509
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Psoriasis vulgaris is one of the most prevalent chronic, inflammatory skin disorders. Patients with psoriasis have excess risk of essential hypertension. Masked hypertension (MH), defined as normal office blood pressure (BP) with elevated ambulatory BP (ABPM), has been drawing attention recently due to its association with increased risk of developing sustained hypertension, cardiovascular morbidity, and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of MH in psoriatic patients.