January 12, 2017

Patients with psoriasis associated with increased systemic arterial and subcutaneous adipose inflammation

The study retrospectively compared vascular and subcutaneous adipose tissue inflammation, as assessed by FDG-PET/CT in 12 patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis and 24 matched controls without psoriasis. At the conclusion of the study, psoriasis was demonstrated to be associated with significantly increased aortic and subcutaneous adipose inflammation. The results of this study further corroborate that there may be a link between psoriasis skin inflammation, vascular inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. {read more here}