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Obes Surg. 2004 Sep;14(8):1132-4.

Psoriasis remission after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.

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The Bariatric Institute, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 33331, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease characterized by epithelial hyperplasia and an accelerated rate of epithelial turnover affecting approximately 1-3% of the population. Exogenous and endogenous factors including morbid obesity can increase the morbidity of psoriasis.

CASE REPORT:

A 55-year-old male, who weighed 131 kg with BMI 41 kg/m2, underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGBP). He had a 15-year duration of severe psoriasis and was being medically treated. At 12 months after LRYGBP, he had lost 39 kg (68% EWL), and had complete resolution of the psoriasis and had discontinued all preoperative medications related to the disease. At 2 years after LRYGBP, psoriasis has not recurred.

CONCLUSION:

Weight loss after LRYGBP should be considered as a strategy in the treatment of severe psoriasis in morbidly obese patients.

PMID:
15479606
DOI:
10.1381/0960892041975569
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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