Heart-Healthy Skin
February 19, 2016
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Patients With Hidradenitis Suppurativa

May Have Elevated Risk Of Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes.

 

MedPage Today (2/17, Walsh) reports that research published online in JAMA Dermatology suggests individuals “with the inflammatory skin disorder hidradenitis suppurativa have an elevated risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, including death.”
 
Investigators found that “compared with healthy controls, the unadjusted incidence rate ratios among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa were 2.18 (95% CI 1.61-2.94) for myocardial infarction, 1.73 (95% CI 1.32-2.25) for ischemic stroke, and 2.07 (95% CI 1.73-2.48) for the composite endpoint of major adverse cardiovascular events.”
 
The researchers also found that “the incidence rate ratios were 2.54 (95% CI 1.87-3.44) for CV-associated death and 1.96 (95% CI 1.68-2.29) for all-cause mortality.”
 
Dr. Jonathon Schreiber shares, "it is important for patients to know their skin disease can affect other organ systems, if not properly treated."
 

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