Psoriasis y su relación con el síndrome metabólico
Revista Colombiana de Reumatología, 0121-8123, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2013 p. 228-236
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Psoriasis is a chronic disease with a major impact on patient quality of life. Despite there being multiple treatment options, numerous studies have shown that patients with psoriasis do not always receive the optimal treatment necessary to improve their clinical manifestations, and to prevent the associated comorbidities that impact on quality of life. The gaps in knowledge and the underuse of effective treatments prevent better decisions to be made in the management of psoriasis. The understanding of psoriasis as a complex and multifactorial condition has a major impact on reducing associated morbidity and mortality, and offers patients the opportunity to receive comprehensive care that encompasses the biological phenomena characteristics of the disease, which can be observed in the context of the psoriasis, its association with multiple diseases, the deterioration in physical and personal abilities, thus affecting the well-being of the patient. This article examines the physiopathogenic implications, explaining the causal relation ships between psoriasis and the metabolic syndrome, and argues the real need for psoriasis patients to be considered within the spectrum of a systemic disease, and to have the opportunity to be properly treated by a multidisciplinary team to ensure the most comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approach.
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