Tuan-Chun Hua, MD, et al, conducted a nationwide case-control study to investigate the associations of rosacea with cardiovascular disease risk factors and cardiovascular diseases. They identified 33,553 patients with rosacea and 67,106 age- and gender-matched control subjects from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan from 1997 to 2010. Multivariate logistic regressions were performed to compare the odds of comorbidities between the two groups.
The researchers found that dyslipidemia, coronary artery and hypertension were significantly associated with rosacea. Coronary artery disease remained independently associated with rosacea after adjustment for hypertension, diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia. Additionally, men with rosacea had higher risks for all comorbidities than women.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), August 2015.
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