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i'm diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. is there any connection?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: People with uc have increased rates of psoriasis have much greater rates of uc and crohn's. Bywater, an english physician, recognized this in the 1960's. There is a strong immune link!
Answered on Jan 18, 2014

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