Psoriasis: More Than Just Skin Deep.

  title={Psoriasis: More Than Just Skin Deep.},
  author={Jason M. Tarkin and James H F Rudd},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  volume={35 12},
Psoriasis is a common inflammatory condition involving the skin, scalp, nails and joints. It significantly increases the risk of cardiovascular events and death in those affected, above Framingham Risk Score (FRS) prediction alone 1 . There is a dose-response element; those with the most severe psoriasis (assessed by the psoriasis area severity index (PASI) score) are at the greatest risk. A UK study estimated the excess risk as being equivalent to having a diagnosis of diabetes 2 . Psoriasis… CONTINUE READING
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