Intended for healthcare professionals

Psoriasis and heart disease – is there a link?

Psoriasis affects 2% of the UK population. Although an association with inflammatory arthritis has been recognised for almost 200 years, only now is evidence mounting of a significant association with cardiovascular disease. Given the prevalence of psoriasis it is important to clarify which patients are at risk. Such information may shift the perception of psoriasis from ‘life-ruining’ to potentially ‘life- threatening’.
Dermatology in practice 2007; 15(4): 4–7
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