Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine & Acute Care
Psoriasis and Heart Failure: Literature Review and a Case Challenge
- Author(s): Sianipar, Maruli Tua
- Siswanto, Bambang Budi
- et al.
Psoriasis is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation with a global prevalence of 1-2%. It has a strong genetic component with a systemic immunological response mainly driven by T helper (Th) 1 and 17 lymphocytes. The relationship between HF and psoriasis is not well-described. In this paper we describe 2 cases of concomitant psoriasis and heart failure. Furthermore, we revisit the pathogenesis of those entities and discuss the available evidence on their association, and the proper evaluation of psoriasis in the management of heart failure in patients present with both diseases.