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Risk of Migraine in Patients with Psoriasis

Psoriasis may increase the risk of migraine, a new study found. The longitudinal follow-up study used a national sample cohort and data collected by the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment from 2002 and 2013. Patients with psoriasis and controls were selected and matched 1:4 by age, sex, income, region of residence, and past medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. Among the findings:

  • The study population included 11,071 patients with psoriasis and 44,284 controls.
  • Migraines occurred significantly more frequently in psoriasis patients vs controls (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR], 1.16).
  • In stratification analysis, migraines occurred significantly more frequently in psoriasis patients vs controls only in the group of middle-aged males (aHR, 1.62).

Citation:

Min C, Lim H, Lim JS, et al. Increased risk of migraine in patients with psoriasis: A longitudinal follow up study using a national sample cohort. Medicine (Baltimore). 2019;98(17):e15370. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000015370.