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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-108

Comorbid conditions in psoriasis - Higher frequency in females: A prospective study


1 Department of Dermatology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India
2 Department of Skin and STD, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.96701

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Aim: To study the association of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and abnormal lipid profile in women above 40 years of age with psoriasis. Materials and Methods: Two hundred consecutive female patients with psoriasis attending private clinics were included. Complete general, systemic, and dermatological examinations were performed. Blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid profile were recorded in all patients and the findings analyzed. Results: Of 200 patients, 45 were obese. Eighty-eight patients had diabetes mellitus and 29 had dyslipidemia of whom 13 and 18, respectively, were detected at the time of enrolment. All 25 patients with systemic hypertension were on treatment. A total of 177 (88.5%) patients had one or more comorbid conditions. This frequency is much higher when compared to other Indian studies where the sample included patients of both sexes.


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