A recent study analyzed incidental findings on computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis who were receiving biologics. Researchers compared the frequency of incidental findings between patients with psoriasis and healthy controls, specifically living-kidney transplant donors. The analysis of CT scans from 227 psoriasis patients and 219 healthy controls revealed that incidental findings were observed in 77.5% of the psoriasis group, with the most common being pulmonary lesions, fatty liver, urolithiasis, gallstones or post-operative gallstones, renal cysts, liver cysts, and colonic diverticulum. The prevalence of fatty liver, gallstones, urolithiasis, and post-operative gallstones was significantly higher in the psoriasis group, indicating that psoriasis is a risk factor for these conditions. The study suggests that increased awareness of these incidental findings on CT scans can help identify common comorbidities associated with psoriasis.

Reference: Smith T. CT Analysis Shows Comorbidities of Psoriasis Include Gallstones, Fatty Liver, Urolithiasis. HCP Live. Published May 31, 2023. Accessed June 14, 2023. https://www.hcplive.com/view/ct-analysis-shows-comorbidities-psoriasis-gallstones-fatty-liver-urolithiasis

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