alexa Vascular endothelial growth factor in psoriasis: an indicator of disease severity and control.
Dermatology

Dermatology

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Author(s): Nofal A, AlMakhzangy I, Attwa E, Nassar A, Abdalmoati A

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by abnormal epidermal proliferation, inflammation and angiogenesis. It has been reported that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is overexpressed in lesional psoriatic skin and its serum levels are significantly elevated in patients with moderate to severe disease. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the possible role of VEGF in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, and its significance as an indicator of disease severity and control. METHODS: Thirty patients with moderate to severe psoriasis and 10 healthy controls were subjected to baseline evaluation of VEGF. Patients were divided into three groups according to the received treatment: psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA) thrice weekly (group 1), acitretin 50 mg daily (group 2), and combined PUVA twice weekly and acitretin 25 mg daily (group 3).Treatment continued for 16 weeks or up to clinical cure. Every patient was subjected to severity evaluation by Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and measurement of serum VEGF before and after treatment. RESULTS: Mean serum levels of VEGF were significantly elevated in patients (327 +/- 66.2 pg/mL) than control subjects (178 +/- 83.4 pg/mL). A highly significant correlation was found between VEGF and PASI score, but not with other variables. The best clinical response, the least side-effects and the highest reduction of VEGF serum levels were achieved by the combined therapy. CONCLUSION: The present study supported the proposed role of VEGF in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, and suggested that it could serve as a good indicator of disease severity and control. This article was published in J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

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