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Does severity of psoriasis increase coronary artery calcification?
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PMID:  23581808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We appreciate the article "Prevalence and extent of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with psoriasis" written by KH Yiu et al. and read with great interest [1]. The study concluded that patients with psoriasis had a higher prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis (coronary calcification score (CCS) > 0; 28.6% vs. 3.9%, P < 0.01), and a higher degree of coronary atherosclerosis estimated by the mean CCS (67.4 ± 349.2 vs. 0.5 ± 3.0, P < 0.05) compared with controls. Similarly, carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) was significantly greater in patients with psoriasis than in control subjects. Multiple logistic regression revealed that psoriasis and serum total cholesterol level were associated with the presence of coronary atherosclerosis (CCS > 0) [1]. The subject is important in terms of our daily practice and the study deserves emphasizing with its successful design and results. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Bilge Bulbul Sen; Emine Nur Rifalioglu; Ozlem Ekiz; Eyup Buyukkaya; Nihat Sen
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Type:  LETTER     Date:  2013-4-13
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Title:  Journal of internal medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2796     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
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Created Date:  2013-4-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8904841     Medline TA:  J Intern Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Department of Dermatology, Mustafa Kemal University School of Medicine, Hatay, Turkey.
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