Dermatitis 2021 Sep 27. Epub 2021 Sep 27.
From the Lübeck Institute of Experimental Dermatology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Safed Unit of Dermatology, Baruch Padeh Poria Medical Center, Tiberias Clalit Health Services, Tel-Aviv Siaal Research Center for Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences Otolaryngology Department, Barzilai University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva Department of Behavioral Sciences, Ariel University Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
Background: Although bullous pemphigoid (BP), atopic dermatitis (AD), and allergic rhinitis (AR) are associated with shared pathogenic mechanisms the epidemiological relationship between these conditions remains to be investigated.
Objective: To evaluate the bidirectional association of BP with AD and AR.
Methods: A population-based retrospective cohort study was performed comparing BP patients (n = 3924) with age-, sex-, and ethnicity-matched control subjects (n = 19,280), with respect to incident cases of AD and AR. Read More