Mean platelet volume and platelet distribution width levels in patients with mild psoriasis vulgaris with metabolic syndrome


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KORKMAZ S.

POSTEPY DERMATOLOGII I ALERGOLOGII, vol.35, no.4, pp.367-371, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/ada.2017.71285
  • Title of Journal : POSTEPY DERMATOLOGII I ALERGOLOGII
  • Page Numbers: pp.367-371

Abstract

Introduction: Psoriasis vulgaris (PV) is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by incomplete differentiation and hyperproliferation of epidermal keratinocytes. Platelets play a role in inflammatory reactions and the immune response and may be activated by a variety of stimulants. Studies in recent years have shown increased incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in psoriasis patients. However, the mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) values have not been assessed in PV accompanied by MetS.