Eczema associated with a higher risk of heart disease?

ECZEMA ASSOCIATED WITH A HIGHER RISK OF HEART DISEASE?

A large UK-based cohort study has shown that adults with active atopic eczema have an increased risk of cardiovascular events. This might mean that we should be considering actively promoting cardiovascular disease prevention in this group, in the same way as we do for other at-risk groups.

Silverwood R, Forbes H, Abuabara K, et al. (2018) Severe and predominantly active atopic eczema in adulthood and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease. BMJ361(8154): 269.

Conclusion: People who suffer from active atopic eczema should consider visiting their doctor to talk about risks of heart disease, as they may be more at risk.
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