Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (5): 583-585.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2010.05.024

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Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Psoriasis Inpatients in Peking Union Medical College Hospital

LI Feng1, JIN Hong-zhong1, WANG Bao-xi2   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China2Institute of Dermatology,CAMS and PUMC,Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2010-01-05 Online:2010-11-04 Published:2010-11-04
  • Contact: JIN Hong-zhong E-mail:jinhongzhong@263net

Abstract: ObjectiveTo explore the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in psoriasis inpatients in Peking Union Medical Hospital. MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed the records of the psoriasis patients admitted in the dermatological ward of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1st, 2003, to December 31st, 2008, and the height, weight, blood pressure, fasting glucose, triglyceride, and high-density lipoprotein levels were recorded. ResultsThe prevalence of metabolic syndrome of the psoriasis inpatients of Peking Union Medical College Hospital was 38.1%, with that of the male patients(43.1%) significantly higher than the female (25.0%, P<0.05). There was no significant difference between the prevalence among psoriasis vulgaris and pustular/erythrodermic psoriasis (P>0.05). ConclusionsPrevalence of metabolic syndrome in psoriasis patients is higher than healthy adults. Screening and patient education are important for these patients in clinical practice.

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