Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio, Serum Endocan, and Nesfatin-1 Levels in Patients with Psoriasis Vulgaris Undergoing Phototherapy Treatment

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EREK TOPRAK A., Ozlu E., Ustunbas T. K. , Yalcinkaya E., SÖĞÜT S., KARADAĞ A. S.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.22, pp.1232-1237, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.898240
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.1232-1237


Background: Psoriasis is an autoimmune, inflammatory, and chronic disease. Recent studies have evaluated serum endocan and nesfatin-1 levels in patients with inflammatory disorders. The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an inflammatory marker currently used in many diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate NLR, serum endocan, and nesfatin-1 levels in psoriasis vulgaris before and after narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy treatment and compared to healthy controls.