Psoriasis: a possible risk factor for development of coronary artery calcification.

@article{Ludwig2007PsoriasisAP,
  title={Psoriasis: a possible risk factor for development of coronary artery calcification.},
  author={Ralf J Ludwig and Charles Herzog and A. Rostock and Falk R{\"u}diger Ochsendorf and Thomas Matthias Zollner and Diamant Thaçi and Roland Kaufmann and Thomas J. Vogl and W. H. Boehncke},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={271-6}
}
BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder affecting about 2% of white-skinned individuals. Epidemiological data on the prevalence and degree of coronary artery calcification (CAC) as an indicator for cardiovascular diseases in patients with psoriasis are contradictory. OBJECTIVES To study the prevalence and degree of CAC as an indicator for cardiovascular diseases in 32 patients with psoriasis matched for age, sex and risk factors to an equally sized control population… CONTINUE READING
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