Psoriasis shows bidirectional association with IBD

Children and adolescents with IBD may be at particular risk of psoriasis, says researcher

People with psoriasis have an increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease and vice versa, a study shows.


Danish researchers carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of 93 studies to examine the relationship between the two conditions.

Overall, the prevalence of psoriasis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was 4.2%, with a prevalence of 3.8% in adults, and 8.4% in children and adolescents.

Based on a subset of 32 studies that examined subtypes of IBD, the prevalence of psoriasis was 3.6% in