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Comment & Response
December 2014

Balancing the Cardiovascular Risk and Dermatologic Hazard in Patients With Hypertension

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Cardiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
  • 2Department of Dermatology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

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JAMA Dermatol. 2014;150(12):1372-1373. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2551

To the Editor We greatly appreciated the article by Wu et al,1 which showed the independent association between long-term hypertension, long-term administration of β-blockers, and incident psoriasis in a large prospective cohort. However, although the study presented new evidence of the association, no management advice was proposed. How should patients with hypertension, who have the propensity to have psoriasis, be treated?