Comorbidities in psoriasis: The recognition of psoriasis as a systemic disease and current management


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Kalkan G.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.51, no.3, pp.71-77, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.09476
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-77

Abstract

Psoriasis, with a worldwide prevalence of 2-3%, is now assumed as a systemic chronic inflammatory disease accompanied by comorbidities while it was accepted as a disease limited only to the skin in the past. There are several classifications of the comorbidities which are more common in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. Simply, comorbidities can be classified as classic, emerging, related to lifestyle, related to treatment. They can also be categorized as medical comorbidities, psychiatric/psychologic comorbidities, and behaviors contributing to medical and psychiatric comorbidities. In this review, providing early diagnosis and treatment of comorbidities, learning screening recommendations for early detection and long-term disease control and improvement in life quality by integrated, multidisciplinary approach were targeted.