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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--68

Disease concomitance in psoriasis: A clinical study of 61 cases

Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical Collge, Mangalore. Karnataka-575 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Emy Alexander
Mavilethu House, Cherukole P.O, Mavelikara, Kerala-690104
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PMID: 17664710

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Sixty-one patients with psoriasis were studied for concomitant diseases and compared with 61 age and sex-matched controls. Concomitant cutaneous diseases most often seen with psoriasis were lichen simplex chronicus (16.3%), verruca vulgaris (9.8%) and me Iasina (4.9%). Of the systemic disorders, diabetes showed the highest frequency (13.1%) followed by hypertension (8.1%). Two patients had HIV infection (3.2%). Both the patients had severe and atypical lesions.

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