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Psoriasis Linked to Kidney Disease

The association of psoriasis with kidney disease expands the list of bodily systems that psoriasis appears capable of affecting beyond the skin and (as in psoriatic arthritis) the joints. They found that although the link between kidney disease and psoriasis has been tenuous in the past, there is a definite association between the two. People with severe psoriasis were twice as likely to develop chronic kidney disease and four times as likely to need dialysis due to end-stage kidney disease.

Psoriasis Linked to Kidney Disease 2These manifestations of skin disease are generally assumed to be due to the absorption of microbial antigens from the bowel. One possible explanation is that, for psoriasis patients whose kidneys are weak or overtaxed, the overload of toxins may enter the superficial circulation and eventually provoke an immune response in the skin. Psoriasis has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. People with kidney problems should use anthralin with caution. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis can include a red, scaly skin rash (psoriasis), stiff, painful joints and sausage-like swelling of fingers or toes. Psoriasis linked with increased risk of kidney disease.

Some patients may just have psoriasis symptoms for a couple of decades before the development of arthritis. Inflammation of body tissues, apart from the joints or skin are possible, including the eyes, heart, kidneys and lungs. It is often linked to neck or lower back pain. Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder that causes areas of thickened, inflamed, red skin, often covered with silvery scales. However, they believe that the disease develops due to a combination of immune, genetic, and environmental factors. People with severe kidney problems typically take apremilast only once daily. UK researchers noted a link between moderate to severe psoriasis and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), independent of traditional risk factors for renal dysfunction.

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Psoriasis is the most common autoimmune disease, and an important manifestation of psoriatic arthritis in patients with joint pain 3Psoriasis is a risk factor for chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it’s found to be independent of diabetes and heart disease, which are other known risk factors for CKD. The results of a recent study published online by JAMA Dermatology show that researchers were able to confirm the link between psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, and an increased risk of depression. Association with kidney disease has been debated for a long time. Cardiovascular disease risk appeared to be correlated with the severity of psoriasis and its duration. The link between psoriasis and hypertension is not currently understood.

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