Many Factors Linked With Higher, Lower Risk for Hand Eczema
All atopic diseases, as well as environmental and parental factors, appear to be linked with hand eczema (HE), a longitudinal study from Finland reports. Hand eczema is one of the most common skin disorders and is the most common occupational skin disease, the authors write. Many risk factors, including atopic dermatitis, are known to be linked with HE, but whether various other factors might also be linked has not been well studied.
@kanish topic diseases and HE were linked: atopic dermatitis (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 9.66; 95% CI, 8.03 - 11.66), asthma (aOR, 1.38; 95% CI, 1.12 - 1.71), and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (aOR, 1.28; 95% CI, 1.04 - 1.56). Sex did not affect the link between atopic diseases and HE. Respondents who reported visible mold or mold odor in their apartment had higher risk for HE than those without a history of mold exposure (OR, 1.32; 95% CI, 1.07 - 1.61)