Associations between specific autoimmune diseases and subsequent dementia: retrospective record-linkage cohort study, UK.
To determine whether hospital admission for autoimmune disease is associated with an elevated risk of future admission for dementia.
Retrospective, record-linkage cohort study using national hospital care and mortality administrative data, 1999-2012. Cohorts of people admitted to hospital with a range of autoimmune diseases were constructed, along with a control cohort, and followed forward in time to see if they developed dementia. 1,833,827 pe...Expand abstract
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