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., ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.19, ss.501-509, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.889197
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.501-509


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.