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Atopic dermatitis linked with increased risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) may be at an increased risk of developing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and should be managed to prevent it, according to a study.

Using a South Korean national database, 9164 adults with AD (≥20 years old) were matched by age, sex, household income, region of residence, disability, and baseline year to 9164 controls.

A significantly increased risk of developing GERD was found in patients with AD compared with the matched controls (12.3% vs 10.4%). The increased risk was consistent in subgroup analyses by sex or age groups under 60 years old.

Reference
Lee SW, Park J, Kim H, et al. Atopic dermatitis and risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease: A nationwide population-based study. PLoS One. 2023;18(2):e0281883. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0281883. PMID: 36800327; PMCID: PMC9937456.

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