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Rosacea and Glioma


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Glioma of the left parietal lobe image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

"A glioma is a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain.[1] Gliomas make up about 30% of all brain and central nervous system tumors and 80% of all malignant brain tumors." Wikipedia

"Rosacea was associated with a significantly increased risk for glioma in a nationwide cohort. This association may be mediated, in part, by mechanisms dependent on matrix metalloproteinases. Increased focus on neurologic symptoms in patients with rosacea may be warranted."

JAMA Dermatol. 2016 May 1;152(5):541-5. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2015.5549.
Association of Rosacea With Risk for Glioma in a Danish Nationwide Cohort Study.
Egeberg A, Hansen PR, Gislason GH, Thyssen JP.

Alexander Egeberg, M.D., Ph.D., the lead author in the above study is a member of the RRDi MAC

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