A new study from Taiwan links the presence of severe gum disease with the skin condition psoriasis.1
In a group of 230,000 people, researchers found that those with severe gum disease were 54% more likely to develop psoriasis over five years. Psoriasis affects around 1.8 million people in the UK.
Keller J J, Lin H-C . The effects of chronic periodontitis and its treatment on the subsequent risk of psoriasis. Br J Dermatol 2012; 167: 1338–1344.
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Periodontitis linked to psoriasis. Br Dent J 214, 9 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.20