Childhood-onset psoriasis tied to smoking risk but not alcohol consumption: Study

Published On 2022-08-09 14:45 GMT   |   Update On 2022-08-09 14:45 GMT

France: Childhood-onset psoriasis is associated with a higher likelihood of smoking but not socioeconomic status or alcohol consumption, a recent study in Advances in Dermatology and Venereology has claimed. "Our study overall provides reassuring data with regard to the impact of the onset of psoriasis during childhood on major social outcomes," Emmanuel Mahé and colleagues from...

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France: Childhood-onset psoriasis is associated with a higher likelihood of smoking but not socioeconomic status or alcohol consumption, a recent study in Advances in Dermatology and Venereology has claimed. 

"Our study overall provides reassuring data with regard to the impact of the onset of psoriasis during childhood on major social outcomes," Emmanuel Mahé and colleagues from France wrote in their study.

Previous studies have shown pediatric psoriasis to be associated with school absenteeism, psychiatric disorders, limitation of physical activities, and sexual dysfunction and addictions in the longer term. This led to the hypothesis that childhood-onset psoriasis may impact educational development and further social and professional outcomes in the patients. 

Dr. Mahé et al. aimed to evaluate the relationship between childhood-onset psoriasis and patients' educational and socioeconomic characteristics, and the development of addictions in adulthood in a cross-sectional ancillary study. 

The study captured patients' characteristics at baseline in the French PSOBIOTEQ registry. Data in adulthood included: educational (baccalaureate) and socioeconomic (working activity) groups, alcohol consumption (defined as at least 1 glass of alcoholic beverage per day), smoking status (self-reporting of being a current smoker vs past smoker or non-smoker), and living conditions (alone/family/social institutions; child at home). 

Key findings include:

  • A total of 1,960 patients were included, of whom 26.2% had childhood onset psoriasis.
  • In multivariate analyses, childhood-onset psoriasis was associated with smoker status.
  • No association was observed with educational level, working activity, living conditions, or alcohol consumption.

The researchers conclude, "childhood-onset psoriasis appears to be associated with a higher likelihood of smoking but not alcohol consumption or socioeconomic status."

"Evidence for some association with addictive behaviors paves the way for larger prospective studies assessing in depth the social and educational impact of this disease," they wrote. 

Reference:

Mahé, E., Tubach, F., Jullien, D., Tran, D., Paul, C., Beylot-Barry, M., Dupuy, A., Viguier, M., Richard, M.-A., Sbidian, E., Beneton, N., Joly, P., Chosidow, O., & Bachelez, H. (2022). Impact of Childhood Onset Psoriasis on Addictive Behaviours, Socioeconomic and Educational Data in Adulthood. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 102, adv00733. https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v102.2484

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