The effect of weight loss surgery on the severity of psoriasis
British Journal of Dermatology, 08/13/2012
Hossler EW et al. – Psoriasis is more common in overweight individuals and increasing BMI is associated with greater extent of psoriasis and is associated with refractory disease including lack of response to biologic agents. Recent publications reporting complete remittance of severe psoriasis following bariatric surgery prompted us to perform a retrospective review of the authors bariatric surgery population to investigate the effects of such surgery on psoriatic patients.