Association of atherosclerosis prevalence with age, race, and traditional risk factors in patients with psoriasis

JAMA May 14, 2019

Arnold KA, et al. – Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that may promote atherosclerosis. In multiple studies, researchers have shown a link between psoriasis and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). However, little is known about race- and age-specific factors. In addition, the relationship between psoriasis and atherosclerosis in the absence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors is controversial. Thus, researchers conducted a dual-center study to ascertain whether certain characteristics of patients with psoriasis are disproportionally associated with ASCVD.

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