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Revista chilena de cirugía

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FARIAS N, María Magdalena; CONCHA R, Marcela  y  DE LA CRUZ F, Claudia. Psoriasis remission after gastric bypass. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2012, vol.64, n.2, pp.189-193. ISSN 0718-4026.

Psoriasis is a frequent skin disease affecting 1-3% of the population. Recent studies have found that psoriasis is linked to higher rate of obesity, and that obesity itself is a risk factor for the development and severity of psoriasis. The common link between psoriasis and obesity may be a state of chronic inflammation, including elevated serum levels of cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor. Consequently, weight loss has been proposed as a useful adjunctive therapy for obese patients with psoriasis. We present a 43-year old man with body mass index greater than 40kg/m2 who had marked improvement in his psoriasis after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Weight loss following bariatric surgery could play a role on the treatment for psoriasis on morbid obese patients.

Palabras clave : Psoriasis; bariatric surgery; gastric bypass; weight loss.

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