The prevalence of psoriasis in Trabzon


YAYLI S., TOPBAŞ M., Arica D. A., TUĞCUGİL S., ÇAPKIN E., Bahadir S.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.50, no.4, pp.141-144, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.75735
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-144
  • Keywords: Psoriasis, prevalence, Turkey, CLINICAL-FEATURES, EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background and Design: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting nearly 2% of the population. In Turkey, the only data about the prevalence of psoriasis from a population-based study is the data of the prevalence of 0.5% in a small district in a rural area. We aimed to provide the first large-scale data in Turkey by determining the prevalence of psoriasis in a large area, in the central and outlying districts of the province of Trabzon.