Key clinical point: Adults with atopic dermatitis (AD) have a 1.28-fold increased risk for incident venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with those without AD.
Major finding: Patients with AD vs control individuals without AD had an increased risk for incident VTE (hazard ratio [HR] 1.28; 95% CI 1.17-1.40), with the risk being elevated for both deep vein thrombosis (HR 1.26; 95% CI 1.14-1.40) and pulmonary embolism (HR 1.30; 95% CI 1.08-1.57).
Study details: The data come from a retrospective cohort study that included 142,429 patients age ≥ 20 years with AD and 142,429 matched control individuals without AD.
Disclosures: This study was funded by Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, Taiwan. The authors declared no conflicts of interest.
Source: Chen TL et al. Risk of venous thromboembolism among adults with atopic dermatitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2023 (May 31). doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2023.1300.