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We performed a multitiered, case-control association study of psoriasis in three independent sample sets of white North American individuals (1,446 cases and 1,432 controls) with 25,215 genecentric single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and found a highly significant association with an IL12B 3'-untranslated-region SNP (rs3212227), confirming the results of(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the impact of obesity and smoking on psoriasis. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING University of Utah Department of Dermatology clinics. PATIENTS A case series of patients with psoriasis enrolled in the prospective Utah Psoriasis Initiative (UPI) (which carefully performs phenotyping of patients with psoriasis) was compared with(More)
We report the use of non-invasive tape stripping to sample psoriatic lesional and non-lesional skin in 96 patients. The procedure was well tolerated with any discomfort described as mild; we did not observe any cases of Koebner phenomena at any non-lesional tape-stripped sites. Tape-harvested epidermis was extracted for RNA, which was profiled by(More)
Psoriatic plaque thickness is a clinical measure of psoriasis severity. We have observed that patients tend to revert to a baseline thickness of psoriatic plaques when in an untreated state, and hypothesized that other features of psoriasis could associate with this trait. Data prospectively collected on 500 participants in the Utah Psoriasis Initiative(More)
BACKGROUND Differentiating Spitz nevi from melanoma can be difficult. Pagetoid spread of melanocytes is among the features making diagnosis difficult. Rare reports of isolated pagetoid Spitz nevi exist. OBSERVATIONS We present a unique case of multiple pagetoid Spitz nevi initially diagnosed as multiple in situ melanomas. Germline karyotyping, CDK4 and(More)
Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is a rare tumor of primary cutaneous origin representing far < 1% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. The disease typically follows a distinctive, indolent course of recurrent, self-healing subcutaneous nodules. These nodules mimic lipomas clinically, while histologically resembling a panniculitis. Alternatively, a(More)
BACKGROUND The Utah Psoriasis Initiative (UPI) is an expanding database that is being used to identify and characterize phenotypic variants of psoriasis and explore genotype-phenotype relationships. We recently reported distinct morphological variants of psoriasis that are characterized by thickness of lesions (induration) in the untreated state. (More)
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