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Psoriasis is associated with kidney disease, heart problems, diabetes, etc – Nov 2015

Kidney disease and psoriasis: novel evidences beyond old concepts

Clinical Rheumatology, First online: 28 November 2015
Luca Visconti , Giuseppe Leonardi, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro, Valeria Cernaro, Carlo Alberto Ricciardi, Antonio Lacquaniti, Giuseppe Coppolino

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88+ Disease associations:   Disease 1 ==> Disease 2 (both associated with low vitamin D

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease for a long time considered as a type of pathology characterized by an exclusive skin involvement. Recently it has been shown that patients affected by this disease have a higher risk of developing comorbidities such as

  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • arterial hypertension,
  • diabetes mellitus, and
  • metabolic syndrome.

Even the kidneys can be affected by psoriasis through three different mechanisms: immune-mediated renal damage, drug-related renal damage and chronic renal damage. Renal function should be monitored periodically to minimize the risk of renal adverse events.

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