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In 2,147 patients suffering from psoriasis, evaluation of the age of onset revealed two peaks, one occurring at the age of 16 years (female) or 22 years (males) and a second peak at the age of 60 years (female) or 57 years (males). Human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) tissue typing in 112 randomly assigned patients showed that HLA-Cw6, known to be at(More)
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease of unknown origin. OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine the frequency of skin disorders concomitantly seen in patients with psoriasis. METHODS We analyzed data from more than 40,000 patients and calculated sex- and age-adjusted ratios of expected and observed incidence rates of associated disorders. (More)
In a 12.5 cM genome-wide scan for psoriasis susceptibility loci, recombination-based tests revealed linkage to the HLA region (Zmax = 3.52), as well as suggestive linkage to two novel regions: chromosome 16q (60-83.1 cM from pter, Zmax = 2.50), and chromosome 20p (7.5-25 cM from pter, Zmax = 2.62). All three regions yielded P values < or = 0.01 by(More)
Recent genome scans have established the presence of a major psoriasis-susceptibility locus in the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) complex on chromosome 6p21.3. To narrow the interval for candidate gene testing, we performed a linkage-disequilibrium analysis of 339 families, with the use of 62 physically mapped microsatellite markers spanning the major(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that psoriasis is a multifactorial disorder caused by the concerted action of multiple disease genes in a single individual, triggered by environmental factors. Some of these genes control the severity of multiple diseases by regulating inflammation and immunity (severity genes), whereas others are unique to psoriasis.(More)
Non-pustular psoriasis consists of two disease subtypes, type I and type II, which demonstrate distinct characteristics. Firstly the disease presents in different decades of life, in type I before the age of 40 years and later in type II. Secondly, contrasting frequencies of HLA alleles are found: type I patients express predominantly HLA-Cw6, -B57, and(More)
  • T. Henseler
  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 1994
The analysis of population-specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotypes has provided evidence that susceptibility to psoriasis is linked to the class I and II major histo-compatibility complex on human chromosome 6. In addition, these studies show that psoriasis consists of two distinct disease subtypes (type I and type II), which differ in age of(More)
Although psoriasis is strongly associated with certain human leukocyte antigens (HLAs), evidence for linkage to HLA markers has been limited. The objectives of this study were (1) to provide more definitive evidence for linkage of psoriasis to HLA markers in multiplex families; (2) to compare the major HLA risk alleles in these families with those(More)
Psoriasis is one of a number of autoimmune diseases that display significant HLA associations. In particular, individuals with onset of disease prior to 40 years of age display striking associations with HLA-Cw6 and are much more likely to have a positive family for psoriasis. However, only about 10% of Cw6-positive individuals develop disease, suggesting(More)
In a multicentre study in eighteen European cities 3175 patients were treated with photochemotherapy (PUVA) for severe psoriasis and data obtained during a period of 39 months were analysed. A response better than marked improvement was obtained in 88.8% of patients; twenty exposures and a total cumulative UVA dose of 96 J/cm2 were required for clearing,(More)