If you have psoriasis, you may need to be more careful with alcohol.
Patients with psoriasis have approximately a 60% greater risk of mortality due to alcohol-related causes compared with those without psoriasis, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology.
Rosa Parisi, PhD, from the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety at the University of Manchester, and colleagues conducted an incident cohort study of patients diagnosed with psoriasis using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) as well as Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and Office for National Statistics (ONS) mortality records. The psoriasis cohort included adult patients (aged 18 years and older) who identified in the CPRD with their first diagnosis of psoriasis between January 1, 1998, and March 3, 2014. The index date was set as the first diagnosis recorded during the study window. Patients with psoriasis were matched with up to 20 comparison patients without psoriasis regarding age, sex, and general practice.
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