The effect of psoriasis treatment on body composition, components of metabolic syndrome and psoriatic arthritis


TAMER F. , Gurer M. A.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.49, no.1, pp.41-44, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.80090
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-44

Abstract

Background and Design: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory immune-mediated skin disorder with unknown etiology. Chronic inflammation in psoriasis has a role in the development of metabolic and vascular disorders related with associating comorbidities. Recent studies have suggested a strong association between psoriasis and obesity, which is one of the components of metabolic syndrome, and emphasized the complex relationship of psoriasis treatment with psoriasis and body mass index (BMI). In this study, our aim was to investigate the effect of psoriasis treatment with methotrexate, cyclosporine and biological agents on body composition, comorbidities and associated laboratory findings.