North American Journal of Medical Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 421--428

Dyslipidemia in dermatological disorders


Chetana Shenoy1, Manjunath Mala Shenoy1, Gururaja K Rao2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Endocrinolgy, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Manjunath Mala Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India

Dyslipidemias are one of the common metabolic disorders. A link between dermatological disorders like psoriasis and dyslipidemia has been established in the recent past. Many dermatological disorders could have a systemic inflammatory component which explains such association. Chronic inflammatory dermatological disorders could also have other metabolic imbalances that may contribute to dyslipidemia. Presence of such abnormal metabolism may justify routine screening of these disorders for associated dyslipidemia and other metabolic abnormalities and early treatment of such comorbidities to improve quality of life. Some of the drugs used by dermatologists such as retinoids are also likely to be a cause of dyslipidemia. Hence, it is imperative that the dermatologists obtain scientific knowledge on the underlying mechanisms involved in dyslipidemia and understand when to intervene with therapies. A systematic review of the English language literature was done by using Google Scholar and PubMed. In this review, attempts are made to list the dermatological disorders associated with dyslipidemia; to simplify the understanding of underlying mechanisms; and to give a brief idea about the interventions.


How to cite this article:
Shenoy C, Shenoy MM, Rao GK. Dyslipidemia in dermatological disorders.North Am J Med Sci 2015;7:421-428


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Shenoy C, Shenoy MM, Rao GK. Dyslipidemia in dermatological disorders. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];7:421-428
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