Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Psoriasis and body mass index

Buy Article:

$59.00 + tax (Refund Policy)


Recently, it has emerged a strong association between increased adiposity, obesity, and psoriasis. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. Psoriasis has also been associated with systemic obesity-related disorders including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and combined hyperlipidemia, as a part of metabolic syndrome. Not only the obesity may be associated with higher psoriasis incidence and activity, and prevalence of obesity-related syndromes, but it may also influence the therapeutic approach to disease and the clinical response to systemic treatment. Consequently, the approach of the experienced dermatologist will take into account all the aspects of the patient clinical conditions including the analysis of BMI for the choice of the best suitable therapy.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: body mass index; metabolic syndrome; obesity; psoriasis

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Dermatological Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 2: Department of Dermatology, Second Medical Faculty, Chares University, Prague, Czech Republic

Publication date: March 1, 2010

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more