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Dyslipidemia in psoriasis: as a risk for cardiovascular disease

Journal: International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences (Vol.1, No. 2)

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Page : 53-57

Keywords : Psoriasis; Serum lipids; PASI; CVD;

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Background: Psoriasis is a common and recurrent proliferative inflammatory skin disease that has been associated with abnormal plasma lipid metabolism and with high frequency of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The prevalence seems to be related to the severity of psoriasis, as it occurs more frequently in patients presenting with large areas of the body affected with lesions. The aim of our work was to evaluate the development of dyslipidemia in psoriasis, and to look for a correlation between their levels and severity of diseases in which the risk factors and secondary causes of hyperlipidemia were excluded. Methods: We evaluated the fasting lipid profile in twenty-four patients with mild to moderate psoriasis and twenty-four age and gender matched healthy subjects as the control group. Results: Patients presented risk changes in lipid profile, serum total cholesterol (p

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