Moderate to severe psoriasis tied to lower fertility rates

The risk for pregnancy loss was also higher in women with psoriasis compared to controls, research shows.
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Patients with moderate to severe psoriasis have lower fertility rates than women without psoriasis, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology.

Dr Teng-Chou Chen (PhD), from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester in the UK, and colleagues used data from 63,681 patients with psoriasis and 318,405 matched controls to assess differences in fertility rates and obstetric outcomes.