Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Atopic Dermatitis
Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are more likely to have had prior atopic dermatitis (AD) than men without ED, according to study findings published online in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Investigators led by Herng-Ching Lin, PhD, of Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, compared 3,997 men with newly diagnosed ED and 19,985 men without a history of ED (controls). Of the 23,982 subjects, 1,758 had been previously diagnosed with AD: 425 (10.6%) in the ED group versus 1,333 (6.7%) in the control group.
"We suggest that clinicians should be more attentive to sexual complaints from apatients with AD," the authors concluded.