Heart Disease Risk High in Atopic Eczema

With prevention and interventions in their sights, researchers found that patients with severe atopic eczema had a 20% increased stroke risk and up to a 50% heightened risk of unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular death.

Reference: Silverwood Richard J, Forbes Harriet J, Abuabara Katrina, et al. Severe and predominantly active atopic eczema in adulthood and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease: Population-based cohort study. BMJ. May 23, 2018. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1786

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