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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271-273

Psoriasis and cardiomyopathy: An intriguing association


Department of Medicine, Era's Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow. U. P, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupam Prakash
Department of Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College & Smt. S. K. Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.70689

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A 25-year-old male symptomatic of heart disease for four months presented with biventricular failure. Echocardiography revealed dilated cardiomyopathy. He had skin lesions for 10 years which were clinically and histopathologically identified as psoriasis. Association of cardiomyopathy with psoriasis is uncommon and intriguing. The link between dilated cardiomyopathy and psoriasis on a common inflammatory background is discussed.


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