Patients with rosacea not only have to take care of their skin and eyes, now they may also be at risk of suffering from Parkinson's disease, reveals a study from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
Rosacea is a chronic skin disorder that causes the face to turn red and have skin ulcers. It affects up to 10% of people with fair complexion ", warns Dr. Alexander Egeberg, author of the study.
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The researchers found a link between rosacea and Parkinson's disease due to an enzyme (metalloproteinase) present in both conditions that breaks skin tissue and causes neurodegenerative damage.
The study revealed that patients with rosacea decreased their risk of developing Parkinson's when they were given medication for this skin disorder.