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A.S. Lønnberg, L. Skov, A. Skytthe, K.O. Kyvik, O.B. Pedersen and S.F. Thomsen Heritability of psoriasis in a large twin sample British Journal of Dermatology 169

Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/bjd.12375

What's already known about this topic?

  • A few twin studies have previously been conducted in patients with psoriasis suggesting a genetic contribution to psoriasis.
  • The concordance rate and heritability have been estimated but not on as large a population as in the current study.

What does this study add?

  • This is the largest twin study on psoriasis to date, using the unique Danish Twin Registry involving 10 725 twin pairs, making it possible to study the familial resemblance of psoriasis and achieve accurate concordance and heritability estimates of psoriasis.

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