Journal article

Beyond skin deep: addressing comorbidities in psoriasis.

Tom Kovitwanichkanont, Alvin H Chong, Peter Foley

Medical Journal of Australia | Australasian Medical Publishing Company | Published : 2020

Abstract

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that is commonly encountered in primary care and is associated with significant morbidity that extends beyond the skin manifestations. Psoriasis is associated with an elevated risk of psoriatic arthritis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, insulin resistance, mental health disorders, certain types of malignancy, inflammatory bowel disease and other immune-related disorders, and hepatic and renal disease. Enhanced recognition of these comorbidities may lead to earlier diagnosis and potentially better overall health outcomes. Psoriatic nail involvement, severe skin disease and obesity are associated with a greater risk of psoriatic arthritis. Individua..

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