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Complications of Psoriasis

Complications list for Psoriasis:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Psoriasis includes:

  • Psoriatic arthritis - occurs in about 10-15% of psoriasis cases.
  • Exfoliative psoriatic dermatitis
  • Social embarrassment (see Society problems)
  • The generalized pustular psoriasis of von Zumbusch may be lethal if proper supportive measures are not taken during the acute phase
  • It can also complicate heart disease and cause heart failure, because the heart rate may accelerate due to increased blood flow to the inflamed skin
  • Dehydration
  • Heart failure
  • Infection
  • Hypothermia
  • Protein loss and malnutrition
  • Oedema and death
  • Thickening of skin in affected areas - lichenification
  • Skin infection
  • Reduced self-esteem
  • Stress due to condition
  • Anxiety due to condition
  • Social withdrawal
  • Depression
  • Joint stiffening - due to arthritis
  • Progressive joint damage - due to arthritis
  • Disability due to arthritis

See also the symptoms of Psoriasis and Psoriasis: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Psoriasis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Psoriasis and Psoriasis: Introduction.

Medical news summaries about complications of Psoriasis:

The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Psoriasis:

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About complications:

Complications of Psoriasis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Psoriasis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Psoriasis and complications of Psoriasis is unclear or arbitrary.


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