CBS News - Dr. Gary Goldenberg: "Psoriasis May Raise Risk for Diseases of Heart, Lungs, Kidneys"
University of Pennsylvania researchers have found that compared to patients without psoriasis, people with the inflammatory skin condition were at risk of having at least one additional major medical disease.
"It's a mistake to think that psoriasis is just a skin disease," said Gary Goldenberg, MD, a Dermatologist at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "We now know that it's a disease of systemic inflammation. Similar inflammation likely occurs throughout the body, which can lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer." Learn more