Hyperuricemia in female and male patients of chronic plaque psoriasis

Hafiz Bashir Ahmed, Farhan Mir, Muhammad Suleman Pirzado, Ajmal Rashid


Objective To determine hyperuricemia in patients with chronic plaque psoriasis.


Methods Out of 194, 97 biopsy proven patients of psoriasis were taken as cases and 97 participants coming to OPD with any other skin disease like acne, alopecia, dermatomycosis etc. as controls. 5ml of venous blood was drawn in sterile syringe and using gel sample tube was sent to the laboratory for serum uric acid level.


Results There were 54.6% (106/194) male and 45.4% (88/194) female. Patients of psoriasis had hyperuricemia more frequently than controls (25.8% vs. 7.2%). Although male patients and similar frequency of hyperuricemia as in controls (15.2% vs. 6.7%), female patients had significantly more frequent than controls (35.3% vs. 8.1%).


Conclusion Hyperuricemia is a common finding in psoriatic patients. Its treatment might be clinically useful for the global treatment of patients. We found a female preponderance which could also be due to the overall more proportion of female patients visiting the clinic.



Serum uric acid, chronic plaque psoriasis

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