Total, longitudinal and transverse body sizes in men with psoriasis of different somatotypes

Keywords: psoriasis, total, longitudinal and transverse body sizes, somatotype, men.


Using a constitutional approach to predict the onset of a disease can be key not only to solving the problem of late-stage lifestyle modification therapy but also to understanding the deep, seemingly incomprehensible links between organs and body structure. The aim of the study was to establish and analyze the differences in total, longitudinal and transverse body sizes between healthy and/or psoriatic men of different somatotypes depending on the severity of the disease. Anthropo-somatotypological examination was performed on Ukrainian men (aged 22 to 35 years) with psoriasis (n=100, including 32 with mild and 68 with severe). A clinical assessment of the severity and area of psoriatic lesions was performed using the PASI index. Anthropometric data of 82 practically healthy men of the same age group was taken from the data bank of the research center of National Pirogov Memorial Medical University, Vinnytsya. Statistical processing of the obtained results was performed in the license package “Statistica 5.5” using non-parametric evaluation methods. In patients with mild and severe psoriasis, men of mesomorphic and endo-mesomorphic somatotypes in comparison with healthy men of the corresponding somatotypes, higher values of almost all total (in the endo-mesomorphs with severe disease), transverse (except for shoulder width) and lateral body size (except endo-mesomorphs with severe disease) was found. In patients with psoriasis, men of endo-mesomorphic somatotype with a mild course of the disease found greater than in patients with a similar course men of mesomorphic somatotype, body weight, length and surface area, height of acromial and finger anthropometric points, and transverse middle thoracic diameters and anteroposterior middle thoracic diameter; and in patients with psoriasis men of endo-mesomorphic somatotype with a severe course of the disease – only greater values than in patients with a similar course of the disease men of mesomorphic somatotype, interspinous distance. When comparing the total, longitudinal and transverse dimensions of the body between men with psoriasis of the corresponding somatotypes, in representatives of the mesomorphic somatotype with a mild course of the disease found greater than with severe course, body length values and lower – posterior middle thoracic diameter. The revealed differences in total, longitudinal and transverse body sizes between healthy and/or patients with mild or severe psoriasis Ukrainian men of mesomorphic and endo-mesomorphic somatotypes provide an opportunity to increase the effectiveness of the use of body structure and size to identify risk groups psoriasis.


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Obadeh Bassam Abdel-Rahman, A.-Q., MaievskyiО., GlushakА., OlkhovaІ., & Chaika, H. (2021). Total, longitudinal and transverse body sizes in men with psoriasis of different somatotypes. Reports of Morphology, 27(4), 35-40.