Correlation of metabolic syndrome with serum omentin-1 and visfatin levels and disease severity in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Dagdelen D., Karadag A. S. , Kasapoglu E. , Wang J. V. , Erman H.

DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/dth.14378
  • Title of Journal : DERMATOLOGIC THERAPY


Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) have been linked to metabolic syndrome (MS). The impact of adipokines on psoriasis, PsA, and MS pathogenesis has recently received investigative attention. A total of 80 subjects with psoriasis, 40 subjects with PsA, and 60 healthy controls were enrolled. Serum omentin and visfatin levels were measured, and MS presence was determined. PASI and DAS28 were used to measure disease severity for psoriasis and PsA, respectively. The prevalence of MS was determined to be 49% in psoriasis, 48% in PsA, and 28% in control groups. Rates were similar in psoriasis and PsA groups and was significantly greater when compared to control (P= .028). Diastolic blood pressure and waist circumference were significantly greater in the psoriasis group. Although the presence of MS positively correlated with age and disease duration in the psoriasis group, no significant relationships with PASI and DAS28 were found. Among all groups combined, there was no significant relationship with omentin and visfatin levels. In the psoriasis group, omentin and visfatin levels were greater in those with MS compared to those without MS. The relationships between omentin and visfatin levels with MS in patients with psoriasis and PsA has not yet been fully elucidated. These results suggest that elevated omentin and visfatin levels seen in psoriasis may be linked to MS rather than psoriasis itself. Additional research is needed to investigate the utility of these measurements as indicators of MS in patients with psoriasis.