From the USA: Skin Clinic Visits Increased With High Carbon Monoxide Levels Due to Wildfires

An increase in carbon monoxide (CO) levels associated with the Canadian wildfires of 2023 correlated with increased atopic dermatitis (AD), dermatitis, and eczema-related clinic visits in a Boston hospital system, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in Dermatology and Therapy.

Kathyana P. Santiago Mangual, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues examined the impact of air pollution on AD and skin health and assessed how wildfires exacerbate the disease burden. CO levels were obtained for the Boston region during the months following the Canadian wildfires of 2023; patient records on dermatology clinic visits for dermatitis and eczema were examined at the Mass General Brigham hospital system, 300 miles from the wildfires.

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