Women with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis more likely to develop Crohn’s disease

The risk for incident Crohn’s disease was heightened among women with psoriasis, particularly those with concomitant psoriatic arthritis, according to recent results.Researchers evaluated data from 174,476 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS; n=78,211, assessed from 1996 to 2008) and NHS II (n=96,265, from 1991 to 2007). History of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and the presence of Crohn’s disease (CD) or ulcerative colitis (UC) were determined in each case.

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