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March 1967

Psoriasis and Blood Sugar Levels

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. Dr. Lynch is now at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Arch Dermatol. 1967;95(3):255-258. doi:10.1001/archderm.1967.01600330013003

In a retrospective study, blood sugar levels were compared for a group of psoriatics and a control group. Twenty-nine percent of the psoriatics had abnormal blood sugar levels. This apparently high incidence was found to be similar to the expected incidence in controls of the same age. Psoriatics were also found to be similar to the controls in regard to obesity and a family history for diabetes mellitus.

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