HUFFINGTON POST
05/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Psoriasis Linked To DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Women with psoriasis run a higher risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, perhaps because of the underlying inflammation that causes the skin condition, researchers said on Monday.

Psoriasis should be considered "a systemic disorder, rather than simply a skin disease," Dr. Abrar Qureshi of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston wrote in a study in the April issue of Archives of Dermatology.

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