Psoriasis Unit – Screening Psoriasis patients for diabetic symptoms
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 Psoriasis Unit – Screening Psoriasis patients for diabetic symptoms

 Psoriasis Unit – Screening Psoriasis patients for diabetic symptoms

Background:

Scientific literature supports a true association between psoriasis, cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions like increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

Objectives:

To remind doctors to screen psoriasis patients for metabolic syndrome every 6 months if patients have not done so, either in National Skin Centre or through a GP/Polyclinic.

Clinical Indicator:
Percentage of psoriasis patients screened for metabolic syndrome


In 2019, 67% of the patients who visits the Psoriasis / Photodermatology clinic were screened for metabolic syndrome.

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Last updated on 12 Jun 2020