Yemchenko Ya., Ischeykin K., Kaidashev I.


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Yemchenko Ya., Ischeykin K., Kaidashev I.



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Scentific article


Psoriasis (psoriasis vulgaris) is a genetically determined chronic autoimmune polysystemic disease of multifactor nature, characterized by the benign epidermal hyperproliferation of epidermal cells, a violation of the keratinization process against the background of inflammatory reactions in the dermis, as well as lesions of the nails, joints and scalp. Often characterized by severe clinical course and involvement of musculoskeletal system and internal organs in pathological process with corresponding morphological and functional changes. Psoriasis is found worldwide but the prevalence varies among different ethnic groups. While the share of this pathology in the overall structure of skin diseases reaches from 1% – to 40%, according to various authors. However, despite the widespread of psoriasis and the large number of works on this problem, there is still no unified view of the pathogenesis of this dermatosis. Recently, there has been a tendency of growth of psoriatic disease and obesity in the pathogenesis of which a significant role is assigned to systemic inflammation and macrophages. According to the research, it was found that the general link of the pathogenesis of obesity and psoriasis is systemic inflammation, which manifests itself in the increased number of macrophages producing a large number of proinflammatory cytokines. Thus, obesity and inflammation causes a vicious circle of cause-and-effect relationships. Yes, obesity provokes inflammation, and inflammation, in turn, increases obesity and prevents weight loss. The close relationship between psoriasis and obesity is extremely important in the selection of personalized therapy for each particular patient. Therefore, the goal of further research is a more in-depth study of the comorbidity of psoriatic disease, which will reveal new targets for the treatment of this dermatosis.


psoriasis, obesity, pathogenesis, systemic inflammation.


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«Bulletin of problems biology and medicine» Issue 2 Part 2 (151), 2019 year, 34-38 pages, index UDK 616.517-071-085