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People with Psoriasis More Likely to Develop Certain Gut Disorders

People with psoriasis may be at greater risk of developing certain gut disorders, a new study finds.

People with psoriasis may be at greater risk of developing certain gut disorders, a new study finds.

The research discovered that people with psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition, were about two times more likely to develop the gut disorders Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis compared to people in the general population. Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a condition in which people experience chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The findings suggest a significant link between these conditions, and “patients with psoriasis should be informed about the increased risk of IBD,” the researchers, from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, wrote in the Oct. 24 issue of the journal JAMA Dermatology. If patients with psoriasis have bowel symptoms, those individuals may need to consult with gastroenterologists, the authors said.

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