Prevalence of obesity in paediatric psoriasis and its impact on disease severity and progression.

Ergun T. , SEÇKİN GENÇOSMANOĞLU D. , Karakoc-Aydiner E. , SALMAN A. , Tekin B., BÜLBÜL BAŞKAN E., ...More

The Australasian journal of dermatology, vol.58, no.4, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ajd.12491
  • Title of Journal : The Australasian journal of dermatology


Background/Objectives: The current literature suggests there is a possible connection between paediatric psoriasis and obesity. However, there is a paucity of research on the influence of increased adiposity on the severity of paediatric psoriasis and disease progression. We aimed to compare the prevalence of being overweight or obese in paediatric psoriasis patients and controls and assess the potential impact of being overweight/obese on disease severity and progression of disease.