Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in psoriatic arthritis compared with psoriasis: a cross-sectional study in a South Indian population

*, Neema Mohammed Ali and Kuruvila, Maria and *, Unnikrishnan B (2015) Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in psoriatic arthritis compared with psoriasis: a cross-sectional study in a South Indian population. The Egyptian Society of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases, 35. pp. 20-22.

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Abstract

Objective The objective of this study was to assess and compare the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis (PsO) and in those with psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Materials and methods This was a cross-sectional study with no follow-up and was performed among outpatients attending the speciality clinics of an institutional tertiary referral centre. A consecutive sample of 100 patients with PsO was included in the study. Height, weight, BMI, blood pressure and waist circumference of patients were measured at the time of enrolment. Venous samples were taken after 8 h of overnight fasting for the estimation of serum cholesterol, triglycerides and plasma glucose levels. Results MetS was seen in 62.9% (17) of patients with PsO and in 32.8% of patients with PsA. This difference was statistically highly significant (P < 0.001). Conclusion MetS is common in Asian Indian patients with PsA than in patients with cutaneous PsO only.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: metabolic syndrome, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 06:46
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 06:46
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/143824

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