11 Apr 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
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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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 ,
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