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OBJECTIVES Trichoscopy (hair and scalp dermatoscopy) facilitates the diagnosis of hair and scalp disorders. The aim of our study was to identify the trichoscopic features in diagnosis of tinea capitis (TC) and to compare these findings with alopecia areata (AA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Our study included 15 children with TC and 10 children with AA as a(More)
Psoriasis is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Endothelial dysfunction is the critical early step in the process of atherogenesis, and it is commonly investigated by measuring arterial stiffness. We aimed to investigate the relationship between arterial stiffness and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) in patients with psoriasis.(More)
OBJECTIVE Psoriasis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (N/L ratio) has been used as a marker for systemic inflammatory status. In our study, we aimed to evaluate N/L ratio in patients with psoriasis. METHODS This cross-sectional study population consisted of 138 patients with psoriasis and 120 age- and(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is an inflammatory disorder, which has been reported to be associated with cardiovascular (CV) risks. Although increased CV risks in psoriasis are well established, there are no data about changes of contraction synchrony in psoriasis. Therefore, we aimed to study the left ventricular (LV) contraction synchrony in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition affecting the face. In recent years, significant evidence shows that vitamin D plays an important role in modulating the immune system. Vitamin D and its analogues via these mechanisms are playing an increasing role in the management of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, vitiligo, acne and rosacea. (More)
BACKGROUND Carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a potential indicator of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis. Epicardial fat thickness (EFT) is proposed as a new cardiometabolic risk factor. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association between EFT and CIMT in patients with psoriasis. METHODS This was a cross-sectional and observational(More)
Dear Editor We have read with great enthusiasm the recently published article entitled 'Electrocardiographic P-wave characteristics in patients with psoriasis vulgaris' by Bacaksız and co-workers (1). They concluded that Pmax and P-wave dispersion (PWD) were significantly higher in psoriasis patients than in controls showed that psoriasis is associated with(More)
Behcet disease (BD) and recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) are systemic inflammatory diseases, but the exact pathogenesis of both the diseases is unknown. Mean platelet volume (MPV) is an indicator of platelet activation. The aim of this study was to investigate the MPV levels in patients with BD, RAS, and healthy participants. A total of 61 patients with(More)