Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Arch Dermatol. 2012 Sep;148(9):995-1000. doi: 10.1001/archdermatol.2012.1401.

Increased risk of diabetes mellitus and likelihood of receiving diabetes mellitus treatment in patients with psoriasis.

Author information

1
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 16104, USA. rahat.azfar@uphs.upenn.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the risk of incident diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with psoriasis and to evaluate DM treatment patterns among patients with psoriasis and incident DM.

DESIGN:

Population-based cohort study.

SETTING:

United Kingdom-based electronic medical records.

PATIENTS:

We matched 108 132 patients with psoriasis aged 18 to 90 years with 430 716 unexposed patients based on practice and time of visit. For our nested study, only patients who developed incident DM during our study time were included.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

Incident DM and adjusted risk of pharmacotherapy among those with incident DM.

RESULTS:

The fully adjusted hazard ratios (95% CIs) for incident DM were 1.14 (95% CI, 1.10-1.18), 1.11 (95% CI, 1.07-1.15), and 1.46 (95% CI, 1.30-1.65) in the overall, mild, and severe psoriasis groups, respectively. Among those with incident DM and severe psoriasis, the adjusted risk for receiving DM pharmacotherapy was 1.55 (95% CI, 1.15-2.10).

CONCLUSIONS:

Our results suggest that psoriasis is an independent risk factor for the development of type 2 DM in a dose-dependent manner, and that patients with severe psoriasis who develop DM are more likely to receive systemic diabetic therapies in comparison with patients with DM but without psoriasis.

PMID:
22710320
PMCID:
PMC3677207
DOI:
10.1001/archdermatol.2012.1401
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center