An Unusual Case of Pulmonary Embolism in a Patient with Psoriasis: Highlighting the Association between Psoriasis and Pulmonary Embolism

Guan-Yang Kang, Yu-Qiang Chen, Jian-Min Xiao, Zhi-Ming Wang, Yong-Huo Ling

Abstract


Psoriasis is a common immunoinflammatory disease and studies have demonstrated that psoriasis patients have an increased risk of thromboembolic events. We present an unusual case of pulmonary embolism (PE) in a patient with recurrent and poorly controlled plaque psoriasis and review the pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations. This case highlights the importance of having clinical awareness of occurrence of PE in patients with psoriasis.


Keywords


Pulmonary embolism, Psoriasis, Thromboembolic events

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17987/icfj.v6i0.197

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