Serum lipids abnormalities and psoriasis

Javidi, Z. and Meibodi, N. T. and Nahidi, Y. (2007) Serum lipids abnormalities and psoriasis. Indian Journal of Dermatology, 52 (2). pp. 89-92.

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Context: Psoriasis is a chronic proliferative inflammatory skin disease with unknown etiology. The loss of scale from the surface observed in the course of psoriasis may be related to lipid disorders in epidermis and in serum. Moreover a predisposition to occlusive vascular disease and increased cardiovascular morbidity has been reported. Aims: In this study, the serum lipid levels of psoriatic patients were investigated to detect any relation in this respect. Materials and Methods: 60 psoriatic and 120 nonpsoriatic individuals were included in this case control study and were analogized for sex, age and body mass indices. Total cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels were measured. Statistical Analysis Used: Collected data were analyzed by statistical tests of Chi square, Mann Whitney and Kruskal Wallis applying SPSS software. Results: Total cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL-C were found to be significantly higher than in normal control group ( P < 0.05). No significant statistical difference was observed between HDL level of the two groups. Conclusions: We concluded that psoriatic patients should be evaluated for hyperlipidemia and obstructive vascular diseases. Administrating lipid-lowering medicines for patients particularly cases with severe disease may be beneficial prognosis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By :15 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Javidi, Z.; Imam Reza Hospital, Mashhad, Iran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lipid Psoriasis Serum cholesterol high density lipoprotein cholesterol low density lipoprotein cholesterol triacylglycerol adolescent adult aged article case control study chi square test cholesterol blood level computer program controlled study disease severity female human hyperlipidemia Kruskal Wallis test major clinical study male prognosis rank sum test statistical analysis statistical significance triacylglycerol blood level
Subjects: QU Biochemistry
QY Clinical Pathology
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib7 lib7
Date Deposited: 03 May 2020 05:55
Last Modified: 03 May 2020 05:55

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