Carotid intima-media thickness, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and hemoglobin A1c are independently associated with the severity of psoriasis

Inci R., ÖZTÜRK P., Inci M. F. , MÜLAYİM M. K. , Ozdemir M. M. , ZORLU A.

DERMATOLOGICA SINICA, vol.34, no.3, pp.135-140, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.dsi.2016.03.004
  • Title of Journal : DERMATOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-140


Background: Systemic inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis in psoriasis patients. Carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are accepted important markers for subclinical atherosclerosis and cardiovascular risk prediction.