Paper Information

Journal:   ARCHIVES OF IRANIAN MEDICINE   MAY 2014 , Volume 17 , Number 5; Page(s) 343 To 346.
 
Paper: 

SERUM LIPIDS AND LIPOPROTEINS IN PATIENTS WITH PSORIASIS

 
DOI: 

0141705/AIM.007

 
Author(s):  TAHERI SARVTIN MEHDI, HEDAYATI MOHAMMAD TAGHI, SHOKOHI TAHEREH, HAJHEYDARI ZOHREH*
 
* DEPARTMEN OF DERMATOLOGY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MAZANDARAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SARI, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a common chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disorder characterized by hyperproliferation of keratinocytes and infiltration of T cells, monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils into dermal and epidermal layers of the skin. The prevalence of cardiovascular disorders in these patients is remarkably higher compared to normal individuals, which seems to be associated with the hyperlipidemia. This study was designed and conducted to investigate the serum lipid profile in psoriatic patients and its association with the severity of disease.
MATHERIALS AND METHODS: This case-control study was performed on 50 plaque-type psoriasis patients and 50 healthy individuals as control, matched for age and sex. Blood samples were collected after 14 h fasting. Serum triglyceride, cholesterol and lipoproteins were assayed using the standard kit (made by Pars Azmon Co. Iran).
RESULTS: Certain parameters, including serum triglyceride, cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL), and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), were significantly higher in the case group compared to the controls (P < 0.001), while high density lipoprotein (HDL) was significantly lower in the former (P < 0.001). In addition, there was a significant relationship between severity of psoriasis and serum lipid profile.
CONCLUSION: The results have revealed the higher plasma level of lipids in psoriatic patients. This may elevate the risk of atherosclerosis, particularly cardiovascular disorders. Therefore, from the epidemiological point of view, screening psoriatic patients, particularly those with severe psoriasis, is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): ATHEROSCLEROSIS, PSORIASIS, SERUM LIPID PROFILE
 
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