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Epidemiology and comorbidity of pediatric psoriasis

Epidemiology and comorbidity of pediatric psoriasis


Data on the prevalence and comorbidities of juvenile psoriasis in German children in 2005 were collected from a health insurance organization and involved 33,981 patients (aged < 1-18 years) drawn from a total population of 1.3 million. The prevalence of psoriasis in 2005 was 2.5%. The overall rate of comorbidities in patients < 20 years was 14.4 vs. 7.2% in nonpsoriatic patients. Several comorbidities were higher in psoriatic than nonpsoriatic patients, including Crohn's disease (prevalence ratio [PR] 3.69); hyperlipidemia (PR: 2.15); diabetes mellitus (PR: 2.01); hypertension (PR: 1.89); rheumatoid arthritis (PR: 5.21); obesity (PR: 1.70), ischemic heart disease (PR: 1.52) and ulcerative colitis (PR: 1.13) (Augustin, M. et al. Br J Dermatol ...

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