Smoking Associated With Comorbidities in Atopic Dermatitis

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Jacob P. Thyssen MD, PhD, DmSci Department of Dermatology and Allergy Herlev and Gentofte Hospital University of Copenhagen Hellerup, Denmark

Dr. Thyssen

Jacob P. Thyssen MD, PhD, DmSci
Department of Dermatology and Allergy
Herlev and Gentofte Hospital
University of Copenhagen
Hellerup, Denmark

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: Atopic dermatitis has been associated with various comorbidities. With the emergence of biologics for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, the hypothesis has been raised that atopic dermatitis is a systemic immune disease affecting more than just the skin.

MedicalResearch.com:  What should readers take away from your report?

Response: That major comorbidities in adults with atopic dermatitis are associated predominately with smoking and to some degree with severe disease.

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?

Response: Physicians should advocate smoking cessation in their patients with atopic dermatitis, and even better, prevent adolescents for beginning to smoke.

Disclosures: Attending advisory boards for Sanofi and Roche

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Citation:

Assessment of major comorbidities in adults with atopic dermatitis using the Charlson comorbidity index
Thyssen, Jacob P. et al.
Published online:April 06, 2017
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology , Volume 0 , Issue 0 ,
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2017.01.030

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