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Front Med (Lausanne). 2024 Mar 22;11:1322685. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2024.1322685. eCollection 2024.


BACKGROUND: Rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting millions worldwide, is influenced by complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors. Although gut microbiota's role in skin health is well-acknowledged, definitive causal links between gut microbiota and rosacea remain under-explored.

METHODS: Using a two-sample Mendelian randomization (MR) design, this study examined potential causal relationships between gut microbiota and rosacea. Data was sourced from the largest Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) for gut microbiota and the FinnGen biobank for rosacea. A total of 2078 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with gut microbiota were identified and analyzed using a suite of MR techniques to discern causal effects.

RESULTS: The study identified a protective role against rosacea for two bacterial genera: phylum Actinobacteria and genus Butyrivibrio. Furthermore, 14 gut microbiota taxa were discovered to exert significant causal effects on variant categories of rosacea. While none of these results met the strict False Discovery Rate correction threshold, they retained nominal significance. MR outcomes showed no pleiotropy, with homogeneity observed across selected SNPs. Directionality tests pointed toward a robust causative path from gut microbiota to rosacea.

CONCLUSION: This study provides compelling evidence of the gut microbiota's nominal causal influence on rosacea, shedding light on the gut-skin axis's intricacies and offering potential avenues for therapeutic interventions in rosacea management. Further research is warranted to validate these findings and explore their clinical implications.

PMID:38585146 | PMC:PMC10995375 | DOI:10.3389/fmed.2024.1322685

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