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Comorbid disease in psoriasis

Neil Korman, MD, PhD
Section Editor
Kristina Callis Duffin, MD
Deputy Editor
Abena O Ofori, MD


Although psoriasis is classically associated with the development of inflammatory plaques on the skin, increasing evidence supports the recognition of psoriasis as a multisystem chronic inflammatory disorder with multiple associated comorbidities. Examples of extracutaneous disorders that have been linked to psoriasis include:

Psoriatic arthritis


Metabolic syndrome

Cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular disease


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