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Eczema associated with osteoporosis and fractures

Jun 08, 2015 11:08 am

NHANES data shows eczema is associated with a higher rate of fractures and osteoporosis. Of the nearly 5,000 people included in the study, seven percent reported a diagnosis of eczema. Nearly a third of the total group had suffered a bone fracture. For those without eczema, 32 percent had suffered a fracture, compared to 41 percent of those with eczema, according to the results published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Almost four percent of the group without eczema had suffered a hip or spine fracture compared to more than six percent of the eczema group.Eczema affects 10% of US adults. See Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology for reference: http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(14)01586-3/fulltext.  [Image credit: "Dermatitis2015" by James Heilman, MD - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

 
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