How much does psoriasis increase risk for major medical comorbidities?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021
  • Author: Jacquiline Habashy, DO, MSc; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In a population-based cross-sectional study of 9035 psoriasis patients and 90,350 matched controls without psoriasis, those with more extensive psoriatic skin disease were at greater risk for major medical comorbidities, including heart and blood vessel disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease, joint problems, and other health conditions. [18, 19] Overall, the risk for any other type of serious illness was 11% higher for people with mild psoriasis, 15% higher for patients with moderate psoriasis, and 35% higher for those with severe psoriasis. [18, 19]


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