Conditions Related to Psoriasis
Cutanteous T-Cell Lymphoma or CTCL
Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL for short) also known as mycosis fungoides is a relatively rare lymphoma or cancer of the blood cells involving the skin. Because early cases of CTCL often have scaly red plaques similar to psoriasis, at times these patients are initially diagnosed with psoriasis only to evolve over time into a more obvious case of CTCL.
Riks of Depression in Psoriasis
Psoriasis patients are more prone to many different medical conditions including depression.
Many patients with psoriasis also suffer from psoriatic arthritis. Like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis can be destructive to joints and, in the long run, disabling.
Psoriasis - More than Just Skin Deep
Psoriasis patients and their doctors need to be aware of the other health risks associated with having psoriasis.
Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Pityriasis rubra pilaris, or PRP as it is commonly called, is a relatively rare chronic skin disease sometimes confused with psoriasis.
Many common skin and general medical conditions appear to be somewhat associated with psoriasis.
Psoriasis, Obesity and Heart Disease
Which comes first: psoriasis or obesity? Or is it a vicious cycle of one promoting the other with the end result being increased risk of heart attack?
Psoriatic Arthritis Overview
You may be familiar with the skin disease psoriasis, but you may not realize that about 5% of individuals with psoriasis develop a related form of arthritis: psoriatic arthritis tenderness, pain, or stiffness and swelling of the joints.
Psoriasisi and Lymphoma
One study suggests that the risk for lymphoma cancer for the psoriasis patient is three times greater than people without psoriasis.
Psoriasis and Heart Attack Risk
Medical researchers have suspected for some time that there's a relationship between psoriasis -- a skin disorder characterized by itchy, reddened, rash-like patches, or lesions -- and cardiovascular diseases, involving the heart and circulatory system.
Psoriasis and Your Eyes
Psoriasis is more than just a skin disease. It can cause joint damage, known as psoriatic arthritis, and it has been linked to cardiovascular risk, including heart attacks. Psoriasis can also affect your eyes.