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Psoriasis severity associated with obesity level

Psoriasis severity associated with obesity level


A clinical survey has been conducted in 88 psoriasis patients to address the relationship between psoriasis severity, in terms of body surface area (BSA) and Physician's Global Assessment (PGA), and obesity, measured by body mass index (BMI). The study used same-gender siblings as controls. A positive association was found between percent BSA and BMI (Spearman's correlation rs= 0.24, p = 0.02) and PGA scores increased with BMI (rs= 0.29, p = 0.007). There was also a significant difference (p = 0.02) in BMI between same-gender siblings for female psoriasis patients but not for male patients. In conclusion, the severity of psoriasis was clearly related to the level of obesity, with psoriasis ...

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