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Cardiovascular Risk in Psoriasis: Current State of the Art

[ Vol. 17 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Giuseppe Dattilo*, Francesco Borgia, Claudio Guarneri, Matteo Casale, Roberto Bitto, Claudia Morabito, Salvatore Signorelli, Niki Katsiki and Serafinella Cannavo   Pages 85 - 91 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Psoriasis (Pso) is a chronic inflammatory immune-mediated skin disease associated with several comorbidities. Despite the growing number of studies providing evidence for the link between Pso and Cardiovascular (CV) disorders, there are still many unsolved questions, dealing with the role of the skin disease as an independent risk factor for CV events, the influence of Pso severity and duration on CV damage, the presence of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) as a predictor of increased CV mortality and morbidity and the detection of reliable clinical, laboratory and/or instrumental parameters to stratify CV risk in psoriatic patients. Moreover, it remains to clarify if the early treatment of the dermatosis may lower CV risk. In this paper we will try to provide answers to these queries in the light of the updated data of the literature.

Keywords:

Psoriasis, cardiovascular risk, risk factors, coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome, myocardial infarction.

Affiliation:

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Messina, Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Messina, Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Cardiology, University of Messina, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Second Department of Propaedeutic Internal Medicine, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippokration Hospital, Thessaloniki, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Dermatology, University of Messina, Messina



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