The relationship between body mass index, waist circumference and psoriatic arthritis in the Turkish population.

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OZKAYA D. B., Onsun N., TOPUKCU B., Su Ö. S., Bahali A. G., Dizman D., ...More

Postepy dermatologii i alergologii, vol.33, no.3, pp.219-23, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/ada.2016.60615
  • Journal Name: Postepy dermatologii i alergologii
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-23
  • Keywords: psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, body mass index, waist circumference, WEIGHT CHANGE, OBESITY, RISK, ADIPONECTIN, SEVERITY, PROFILE, LEPTIN
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated inflammatory disease predominantly affecting the skin, with a complex aetiology. Recently it has been suggested that the chronic inflammation of psoriasis may cause metabolic and vascular disorders. The relationship between obesity and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is not clear, and there are insufficient prospective studies addressing this subject.