In the clinic. Psoriasis.

  title={In the clinic. Psoriasis.},
  author={Rita V. Patel and Mark G. Lebwohl},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={155 3},
  pages={ITC2-1−ICT2-15; quiz ITC2-16}
Psoriasis affects 2% to 3% of American adults. A study of nearly 1700 adults with a dermatologist-confirmed diagnosis of psoriasis found the overall annual sex- and age-adjusted incidence rate to be 62.3 of 100 000 people over a 30-year period (95% CI, 58.8 to 65.8). The annual incidence of psoriasis almost doubled between the 1970s and 2000 (50.8 to 100.5 per 100,000 people; P = 0.001), possibly reflecting increased exposure to risk factors or changes in diagnosing patterns in this population… CONTINUE READING

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