Risk of myocardial infarction in psoriasis patients: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Wu2015RiskOM,
  title={Risk of myocardial infarction in psoriasis patients: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Jashin J Wu and Young Mike Choi and Judith D. Bebchuk},
  journal={The Journal of dermatological treatment},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={230-4}
}
BACKGROUND Psoriasis may or may not be associated with a higher risk for myocardial infarction (MI). We sought to assess differences in MI incidence between control, mild psoriasis and severe psoriasis patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of Kaiser Permanente Southern California members with psoriasis between 1 January 2004 and 30 June 2012, assessing the risk and incidence rates of MI. RESULTS There were 50,865 control patients matched to 10,173 patients with mild… CONTINUE READING