Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome in psoriasis in a tertiary health center.

Abarna Devi, S (2015) Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome in psoriasis in a tertiary health center. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.

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Abstract

Psoriasis vulgaris is a common dermatological condition, worldwide, with a higher prevalence of 0.8-5.6% India. Psoriasis is not just skin deep, and psoriasis patients suffer with many systemic illness directly or indirectly. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome in psoriasis in south Indian population and to correlate the severity of psoriasis with the prevalence of NAFLD . MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ours is a cross sectional study 6 months, with 165 psoriasis patients. Psoriasis patients on hepatotoxic drugs, significant alcohol use are excluded from the study. After clinical history and examination all the patients are subjected to battery of investigations including ultrasonography. 1. Post Graduate, Institute of Internal Medicine, RGGGH, Chennai. 2. Professor of Medicine, Institute of Internal Medicine, RGGGH, Chennai. 3. Head of Department, Department of Hepatology, RGGGH, Chennai. RESULTS: The prevalence of NAFLD and metabolic syndrome among psoriasis in our study is 75(45.5%) and 27(16%) respectively. All other components of metabolic syndrome are also increased in our study. There is no association of NAFLD with severity of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis and metabolic syndrome had significant dyslipidemia. CONCLUSION: There is a significant association between psoriasis and metabolic syndrome and NAFLD. Psoriasis is independently associated with NAFLD.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psoriasis; NAFLD; Metabolic Syndrome
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Punitha K
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 10:47
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 15:02
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2465

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