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AAD Annual Meeting 2019
AAD Annual Meeting 2019
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A High BMI and the Risk for Psoriasis

March 11, 2019

Ronald Prussick, MD

There has long been a correlation seen with high body mass index (BMI) and psoriatic disease, but until recently it was not known if high BMI increased the risk for psoriasis or if psoriatic disease led to weight gain and higher BMIs. Ronald B. Prussick, MD discusses recent research that shows BMI is leading risk factor for the development of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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