Thromb Haemost 2017 May 24. Epub 2017 May 24.
Wei-Sheng Chung, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taichung, Taiwan, No. 199, Section 1, San-Min Road, Taichung City 40343, Taiwan, Tel.: +886 4 22294411, Fax: +886 4 22290020, E-mail:
Systemic inflammation and hypercoagulability in psoriasis are related to cardiovascular morbidity. The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence and risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with psoriasis in Taiwan. We identified inpatients aged ≥ 18 years with a diagnosis of psoriasis and controls at a 1: 1 ratio of frequency matched by sex, age, frequency of medical visits, length of stay, and comorbidities between 2000 and 2010 in the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Read More