Psoriasis Risk Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women, Study

July 3, 2014 12:59 PM

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Psoriasis Risk Tied to High Blood Pressure in Women, Study

Women with long-term high blood pressure (hypertension) appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis, and long-term use of beta (β)-blocker medication to treat hypertension may also increase the risk of psoriasis.

To make the findings, researchers including lead author Dr. Shaowei Wu and senior author Dr. Abrar Qureshi, chair of the dermatology department of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, analyzed records of 77,728 women in the Nurses Health Study dataset to compare psoriasis risk among...

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