Prevalence, characteristics and severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis.

@article{Miele2009PrevalenceCA,
  title={Prevalence, characteristics and severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis.},
  author={Luca Miele and Selenia Vallone and Consuelo Cefalo and Giuseppe La Torre and Carmine di Stasi and Fabio Maria Vecchio and M D'agostino and Maria Letizia Gabrieli and Vittoria Vero and Marco Biolato and Maurizio Pompili and Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini and Gian Ludovico Rapaccini and Pierluigi Amerio and Clara De simone and Antonio Grieco},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={778-86}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The association between NAFLD and psoriasis has never been explored in prospective epidemiological studies. The aim of this 2-phase study was to study the clinical features of NAFLD in patients with psoriasis. METHODS Phase 1: Investigation of prevalence and characteristics of NAFLD in an unselected cohort of 142 adult Italian outpatients with psoriasis vulgaris. Phase 2: Comparison of the psoriasis cohort subgroup with NAFLD and an age- and body mass index-matched… CONTINUE READING

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