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Rosacea is linked to Parkinson’s disease in Danish study

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1660 (Published 29 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1660
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

A significantly increased risk of Parkinson’s disease in patients with rosacea has been reported in a Danish study published in JAMA Neurology, but the authors say that further research is needed to confirm this observation.1

The cause of rosacea, a common chronic inflammatory condition of the skin, is unclear. However, increased activity of the enzyme matrix metalloproteinase seems to play an important role. Matrix metalloproteinases have also been implicated …

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