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Comorbidities more common in chronic urticaria, psoriasis, and AD

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Dr Karsten Weller, Charité University Hospital, Germany
EADV 2019
A German study identified several comorbid diseases that have a high prevalence in patients with chronic urticaria, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis (AD); thus, adding to their burden of disease [1]. Data for this study was obtained from a representative subset of anonymised German health insurance claims containing information of about 4 million insured people [1]. Included were 2,561 adults and 216 paediatric patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). For psoriasis, 72,738 adults were included and 747 paediatric patients, as well as 61,030 adults with AD and 30,180 children. The study also contained a reference group of 3,243,744 adults and 576,234 children/adolescents matched according to age and sex to investigate for comorbidity prevalence. Of the adults, 50% were male, and 51.4% of the children were male. Mean age of adult and paediatric patients was 52.2 years and 10.6 years for CSU. Respective values for psoriasis were 59.1 and 12.5, for AD...

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