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Ann Med Res. 2013; 20(2): 107-112

A Prospective Case-Controlled Study of Endothelial Function in Patients with Mild to Moderate Psoriasis

Oğuzhan Aksu1, İjlal Erturan2, İsmail Hakkı Ersoy1, Banu Kale Köroğlu1, Fatih Ermiş3, Selma Korkmaz2, Mehmet Numan Tamer1



Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate endothelial dysfunction in psoriasis patients with non-invasive methods.

Materials and Methods: Fifty-three psoriasis patients and 53 healthy individuals were included in the study. Carotid artery intimae-media thickness and brachial artery flow-mediated dilation was measured both in patient and control groups.

Results: Mean age, gender, body mass index, smoking habits, anthropometric measurements and arterial blood pressure values were similar in both groups. Mean psoriasis area and severity index score of psoriasis patients was 6.35±6.81. Triglyceride level was significantly higher (p

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