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Psoriasis is associated with increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm, study finds

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2159 (Published 15 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2159
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

People with psoriasis may have an increased risk of developing abdominal aortic aneurysm, a Danish study has found, and the risk seems to increase with the severity of psoriasis.1

Abdominal aortic aneurysm becomes more common with age, and emerging evidence has shown that it has a distinct inflammatory component rather than occurring simply as a result of atherosclerosis.

Striking similarities had already been found between the inflammatory pathways causing the …

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