The Association Between Psoriasis and Cardiovascular Diseases
Göknur Kalkan 1, A. Serap Karadağ 2
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1 Gaziosmanpasa University, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Tokat, Turkey
2 Istanbul Medeniyet University Faculty of Medicine, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract

The association between psoriasis and cardiovascular disease risk has been supported by recent epidemiological data. Because of increased prevalence of cardiovascular co morbidities in patients with psoriasis, dermatologists should consider the disease as a possible multisystem disease and warn these patients for the prospective negative effects of their disease. Therefore, studies should concentrate on instituting the exact mechanisms that concluding cardiovascular disease risk in psoriasis so that proper protective strategies and treatment guidelines can be created.

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Article Type: Review Article

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejgm/82298

Eur J Gen Med, 2013 - Volume 10 Issue Supplement 1, pp. 10-16

Publication date: 09 Jan 2013

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