BP Control Poor in Psoriasis Patients

October 17, 2014 2:31 PM

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Hypertensive patients who also have psoriasis -- and particularly those with extensive skin involvement -- are at risk for having poorly controlled blood pressure, a cross-sectional study found.

For patients with mild disease that was limited to 2% or less of body surface area, the odds ratio of having uncontrolled hypertension was 0.97 (95% CI 0.82-1.14) after adjustment for multiple factors including age, sex, body mass index, comorbidities, and medication use, according to Junko Takeshit...

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