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Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Factors among Psoriasis Patients in Two US Healthcare Databases, 2001–2002
Cardiovascular diseases or risk factors (CVDR) seem to be more common in psoriasis patients than in the general population. Objective: We assessed the relationship of psoriasis with CVDR by analysis of healthcare claims data using a cross-sectional, prevalence-based study design. Patients and Methods: The IMS Health and MarketScan claims databases were used to identify adults with psoriasis diagnostic codes. Non-psoriasis controls were matched 3: 1 based on age, gender, census region anddoi:10.1159/000121333 pmid:18349542 fatcat:wq6maen5afal3ha574pelbofau