Assessment of Bone Mineral Density in Psoriasis Patients without Arthritis

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Şaş S. , Kaya Erdoğan H., Bulur I.

Osmangazi Tıp Dergisi, vol.4, no.41, pp.353-359, 2018 (National Refreed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 41
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.20515/otd.433038
  • Title of Journal : Osmangazi Tıp Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-359


: In this study, we aimed to investigate the bone mineral density (BMD) of psoriasis patients, compare with healthy control group, and to evaluate whether topical corticosteroids and systemic treatments affect BMD in psoriasis patients. Forty psoriasis patients admitted to dermatology outpatient clinic and 36 healthy subjects were included in the study. Lumbar and femur BMD of patient and control groups were measured. No statistically significant difference was found with regard to BMD in psoriasis and healthy control groups. When we compare the L1-L4 scores, femur BMD, L1-L4 BMD, femur Z, spine Z, and values of the psoriasis patients who receiving topical and systemic treatments, we did not found statistically significant difference. Femur neck T score was significantly higher in the group receiving topical treatment than in the group receiving systemic treatment. There were not statistically significant difference between disease duration and severity. The L1-L4 scores, L1-L4 BMD, spine Z values did not differ significantly between nail involvement and non-nail involvement groups. But the femur neck, femur total and femur Z scores were significantly lower in the group with nail involvement than group without nail involvement. This study shows that BMD of psoriasis patients is not different from healthy control group.