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Year : 1978  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 242--244

A Study of 300 Cases of Psoriasis

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T K Mehta

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Three hundred cases of psoriasis were studied for various laboratory finding. The incidence was 1.5% of the total skin cases of the 0 P D attendance. The maximum incidence of 260 cases (86.67) was seen in the age group of 11-50 years. The paediatric and geriatric age group showed a low incidence. The ratio of male to female was 4: 1. Provocative or precipitating factors like septic focus, trauma, seasonal variation, vaccinations, asthma, dysentry, pregnancy, emotional stress etc. were found in some cases. Association of these factors may be coincidental or non-specific. Six (2%) of our cases gave history of similar disease in the family. In our series, hypercalcaemia was noted in 20% of the cases while only 3.33% showed hypocalcaemia. Out of two of our pustular psoriasis one showed hypocalcaemia while other had normal serum calcium level. Diabetes mellitus was detected in 16 of our cases (5.33%). Hyperuricaemia was found in 60 of our cases (20%). Out of these 60 cases, two had psoriatic arthropathy. Serum cholesterol was high in 5% of cases, low in 15% of cases.

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