Pruritus frequently afflicts psoriasis patients, but few studies explore the role of pruritus in regards to disease activity, pharmacotherapy or demographics. This study attempts to fill that gap.
Comorbidities Associated with Plaque Psoriasis
It is well established that psoriasis is associated with cardiometabolic disease, though the reason why remains unclear. This study followed pregnant women and mothers with psoriasis over an 11 year period to gain insight into the link between the immune-mediated skin disease and cardiometabolic disease.
Psoriasis has been strongly linked to metabolic and Type 2 diabetes, but the exact relationship between psoriasis and Type 2 diabetes remains ambiguous. This study aimed to fill that gap.
A recent study discovered that body mass index (BMI) and age of disease onset may play a part in the development of hypertension in psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis. Read what researchers found in this article.
Researchers employed the the Citizen Pscientist, an online patient portal developed by the National Psoriasis Foundation, to investigate chronic sleep dysfunction prevalence in psoriasis. Read what they discovered in this article.
Psoriasis does not appear to impact fertility, but there are conflicting data on whether psoriasis itself affects the risk of pregnancy complications in women of childbearing age. This expert weighs in on the subject.
With the high incidence of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis among patients who are obese, it’s important for dermatologists to address weight and weight management. But, having that conversation is not always easy. Dr. Soltani-Arabshahi offers tips to help you talk to your psoriasis patients about their weight.
Data shows obesity is prevalent among patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, but the exact role weight plays in contributing to psoriatic disease and its severity is still unknown. At a minimum, industry experts agree that addressing obesity can be vital in treating psoriatic disease.
Patients often don’t talk about the impact of genital psoriasis because of the stigmatization, feeling shy or fear of judgement. It's up to dermatologists to proactively ask patients about their symptoms, urges a recent review.
Test your knowledge by answering these five questions about different psoriasis cases.