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European Journal of Dermatology


Age-specific prevalence of psoriasis in an unselected sample of 25,956 Italian hospital inpatients: evidence for selective excess mortality after 70 years of age Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018


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1 Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI-IRCCS, FLMM, Rome, Italy
2 Medical Direction of the IDI-IRCCS, FLMM, Rome, Italy
3 1st Dermatological Clinic, IDI-IRCCS, FLMM, Rome, Italy
4 Hospital Information System, IDI-IRCCS, FLMM, Rome, Italy
5 5th Dermatological Clinic, IDI-IRCCS, FLMM, Rome, Italy
6 Dermatology Unit, “Cristo Re” General Hospital, Rome, Italy

Psoriasis is one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases, however, there is uncertainty regarding true worldwide prevalence. Based on a large metanalysis by Parisi et al., 53 epidemiological studies were analysed showing broad variability of the data [1]. The prevalence in adults (aged >18 years) ranged between 0.91% (United States) and 8.5% (Norway), while in Africa and Asia the prevalence varied from no cases detected to estimates below 0.5% [1]. The Italian data on the prevalence of psoriasis [...]