Lipid Profile in Patients of Psoriasis

Madhur Gupta, Suresh Chari, Mihnd Borkar, Manju Chandankhede


Objectives : Psoriasis is known to be associated with metabolic syndrome and studies have found discordant results of lipid profile in psoriasis. Hence, this study aims to study lipid profile in patients with psoriasis. Methods : A case control study was carried out at NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur. Lipid profile was estimated in 25 patients of psoriasis. They were age and sex matched with 25 normal healthy controls. Results : An increase in the levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and VLDL (p<0.001) with a decrease in the HDL cholesterol (p<0.001) was found in patients of psoriasis when compared with control. Conclusions: Altered lipid profile may be responsible for the higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease in psoriasis patients.

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