Psoriasis and subclinical atherosclerosis: A significant association

Authors

  • Amlan Kanti Biswas Department of Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata
  • Sanchaita Bala Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Sumit Sen Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Anindya Bandyopadhyay Department of Radiology, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Samir Chakraborty Department of Medicine, Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, Kolkata
  • Supriyo Choudhury Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata
  • Atul Jain Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Banashree Majumdar Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata
  • Gobinda Chatterjee Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Keywords:

Psoriasis, atherosclerosis, intima medial thickness

Abstract

Objective: To identify the presence of subclinical therosclerosis by measuring carotid intima medial thickness (IMT) in patients with psoriasis attending the dermatology clinic of a tertiary care hospital.Methods: 30 patients who fulfilled the exclusion and inclusion criteria were recruited. 5 healthy persons devoid of known cardiovascular risk factors were registered as controls. Intima medial thickness of common carotid and vertebral arteries of both sides were measured by B mode ultrasound.Results: Result showed that IMT and velocity of left common carotid artery and velocity in right vertebral artery were significantly greater in psoriatic patients than control group and psoriatic patients had 0.8 times greater risk of developing  atherosclerosis than control group.Conclusion: Subclinical atherosclerosis remains undiagnosed in patients of psoriasis who usually lack the established risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Author Biographies

Amlan Kanti Biswas, Department of Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata

Department of Medicine

Sanchaita Bala, Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy

Sumit Sen, Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy

Anindya Bandyopadhyay, Department of Radiology, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Department of Radiology

Samir Chakraborty, Department of Medicine, Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, Kolkata

Department of Medicine

Supriyo Choudhury, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata

Department of Pharmacology

Atul Jain, Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy

Banashree Majumdar, Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy

Gobinda Chatterjee, Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy, IPGMER &b SSKM Hospitals, Kolkata

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprosy

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2016-11-22

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