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The investigation of autonomic functions in patients with psoriasis.
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PMID:  22515580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background  Psoriasis is a common Th1-mediated skin disease whose etiology remains obscure. Loss of sweating caused by retention hyperkeratosis is seen in psoriasis plaques, which is likely to have resulted from autonomic dysfunction. Objective  In the present study, we aimed to evaluate autonomic nervous system (ANS) functions with regard to psoriasis and to examine whether there is an underlying ANS dysfunction. Materials and methods  Fifty adult patients with plaque-type psoriasis and 20 healthy controls were enrolled in the present study. Results  In this study, R-R interval variation (RRIV) was used to evaluate the parasympathetic system. No statistically significant difference was detected when RRIV values of the patient and the control groups were evaluated during normal and deep breathing (P > 0.05). It was determined that parasympathetic activity in the patient group remained unaffected. The sympathetic skin response (SSR) method was used for the evaluation of the sympathetic system. It was found that SSR latency and amplitude values of upper and lower extremities of the patient group were prolonged in comparison to those of the control group. The change in SSR latency of the upper extremity was found to be statistically significant (P < 0.05), whereas the changes in hand amplitude, foot latency, and foot amplitude values were not statistically significant (P > 0.05). It was determined that sympathetic activity in the patient group was affected. Conclusion  In conclusion, we detected that a dysfunction was present in sympathetic nervous systems of patients with psoriasis. The parasympathetic nervous system functions were normal in patients with psoriasis.
Beyzan Durul Halıgür; Demet Cicek; Serpil Bulut; Muhammed Said Berilgen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1365-4632     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The International Society of Dermatology.
Adiyaman State Hospital, Department of Dermatology Firat University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, and Firat University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, TR, Elazig, Turkey.
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