Dr. Nithya M


Background: Psoriasis is associated with other systemic diseases called as comorbidity. Aim: To find out the comorbidities in psoriasis, its prevalence, relationship to age, sex, disease duration, type and severity. Materials & methods: Descriptive study for 2 years in a tertiary care centre with 171 untreated psoriasis patients. Examination and investigations were done as per study protocol. Observation & results: The prevalence of comorbidities in psoriasis is 72%. Dyslipidemia was the commonest and only major comorbidity in10-20 years age, followed by hypertension, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, obesity, myocardial infarction.Statistically significant proportion of psoriatics with hypertension, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and  myocardial infarction were aged above 40 years. Comorbidities can occur irrespective of gender, duration, type of psoriasis and severity. Thediabetes in severe psoriasis alone is significant in this study. Conclusion: Prevalence of comorbidities in psoriasis is high and its knowledge in people is lacking, hence screening is strongly recommended.


psoriasis, comorbidity, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome

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