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Can psoriasis affect more than my skin?

Studies show that psoriasis increases the risk of developing other medical conditions. Be sure to tell your dermatologist if you have any of these signs or symptoms.

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Infographic: Psoriasis related medical conditions

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Armstrong AW, Annie Guérin A, et al. “Psoriasis and risk of diabetes-associated microvascular and macrovascular complications.” J Am Acad Dermatol 2015;72:968-77.

Armstrong AW, Schupp C, et al. “Psoriasis comorbidities: Results from the National Psoriasis Foundation surveys 2003 to 2011.” Dermatol. 2012;225(2):121-6.

Balvinder R, Modjtahedi BS, et al, “Ocular psoriasis.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65:1202-12.

Duffin KC, Leonardi CL. “Identifying and managing complications and comorbidities in patients with psoriasis.” Dermatology News. In: Highlights of Skin Disease Education Foundation’s 11th Annual Psoriasis Forum.” April 2015.p. 5-7.

Egeberg A, Khalid U, et al, “Association of psoriatic disease with uveitis.” JAMA Dermatol. Published online July 29, 2015.

Kinahan CE, Mazloom SE, et al. “Impact of smoking on response to systemic treatment in patients with psoriasis: A retrospective case-control study.” Br J Dermatol. 2015;172(2):428-36.

Lee MS, Lin RY, et al. “Increased risk of diabetes mellitus in relation to the severity of psoriasis, concomitant medication, and comorbidity: a nationwide population-based cohort study.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(4):691-8.

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Rehal B, Modjtahedi BS, et al. “Ocular psoriasis.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;65(6):1202-12. van der Voort EA, Koehler EM, et al. “Psoriasis is independently associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in patients 55 years old or older: Results from a population-based study.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014;70(3):517-24.

Villani AP, Rouzaud M, et al, “Prevalence of undiagnosed psoriatic arthritis among psoriasis patients: Systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;73(2):242-8.

Wan J, Wang S, et al. “Risk of moderate to advanced kidney disease in patients with psoriasis: population based cohort study.” BMJ. 2013 Oct 15;347.