Rosacea and Alzheimer’s disease – are they linked?

Written by Alice Weatherston

New findings from a study carried out at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) have indicated a potential link between rosacea and an increased risk of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. The risk was highest in older individuals and in those diagnosed with rosacea by a hospital dermatologist. The findings were published recently in the Annals of Neurology. Rosacea is characterized by increased expression of particular proteins, including antimicrobial peptides and matrix metalloproteinases that have also been linked to neurodgeneration. This potential association led lead author Alexander Egeberg (University of Copenhagen) and his team to commence the current investigation, utilizing Danish registers...

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