Severe, active atopic eczema linked to increased cardiovascular risk

Dermatology Advisor. 2018.

Based on the study mentioned in this article, patients with atopic eczema are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and others. Researchers investigated whether this risk varied with the severity of the eczema and the condition over time. “Investigators concluded that targeting cardiovascular disease prevention strategies among patients with severe and/or predominantly active atopic eczema, including awareness of and screening for conventional cardiovascular risk factors by those providing clinical care, is warranted.”

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