Psoriasis and High Blood Pressure

Med Arch. 2015 Feb;69(1):13-5. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2015.69.13-15. Epub 2015 Feb 21.

Abstract

Introduction: Psoriasis is a chronic skin ailment which can be connected with an increased occurrence of other illnesses, including high blood pressure.

Examinees and methods: A prospective study has been conducted which included 70 patients affected by psoriasis, both genders, older than 18 years. Average age being 47,14 (SD= ±15,41) years, from that there were 36 men or 51,43 and 34 women or 48,57%. Average duration of psoriasis was 15,52 (SD=±12,54) years.

Results: Frequency of high blood pressure in those affected by psoriasis was 54,28%. Average age of the patients with psoriasis and high blood pressure was 53,79 year (SD=±14,15) and average duration of psoriasis was 17,19 years (SD=±13,51). Average values of PASI score were 16,65. Increase in values of PASI score and high blood pressure were statistically highly related (r=0,36, p=0,0001).

Conclusion: Psoriasis was related to high blood pressure and there was a correlation between the severity of psoriasis and high blood pressure.

Keywords: high blood pressure; psoriasis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / etiology*
  • Hypertension / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Psoriasis / complications*
  • Psoriasis / physiopathology*