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

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.58, no.4, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ajd.12491
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.