Psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome.

  title={Psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Arnon Cohen and Harel Gilutz and Yaakov Henkin and Doron Zahger and Jonathan H. Shapiro and Dan Y. Bonneh and Daniel A. Vardy},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  volume={87 6},
Previous reports have shown a possible association between psoriasis and obesity, ischaemic heart disease, hypertension or diabetes mellitus. However, most of these studies were uncontrolled and were based on small sample sizes. We therefore investigated the association between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome in a case control study. Case patients were defined as patients with a diagnosis of psoriasis vulgaris. Control patients were subjects who underwent hernioplasty or appendectomy. We… CONTINUE READING
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