Eczema

Common Name(s)

Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Eczema can be common in infants and is sometimes outgrown by age ten, however some people may continue to have symptoms off and on throughout their lifetime. The main symptom of eczema is itchy patches of blistering, dry, raw, oozing, or red skin. A physician can diagnose eczema by looking at the skin and taking a personal and family history. Eczema cannot be cured entirely, but can be managed to relieve and prevent itching. Lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. Steroid or medicated cream can also be prescribed to treat severe eczema flare-ups. To reduce eczema occurences it is best to identify and avoid triggers such as temperature change, stress, certain soaps, detergents, and food.

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Eczema" for support, advocacy or research.

National Eczema Association

Improving the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Eczema" for support, advocacy or research.

National Eczema Association

Improving the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

http://www.nationaleczema.org

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Eczema" returned 611 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Silk garments plus standard care compared with standard care for treating eczema in children: A randomised, controlled, observer-blind, pragmatic trial (CLOTHES Trial).
 

Author(s): Kim S Thomas, Lucy E Bradshaw, Tracey H Sach, Jonathan M Batchelor, Sandra Lawton, Eleanor F Harrison, Rachel H Haines, Amina Ahmed, Hywel C Williams, Taraneh Dean, Nigel P Burrows, Ian Pollock, Joanne Llewellyn, Clare Crang, Jane D Grundy, Juliet Guiness, Andrew Gribbin, Eleanor J Mitchell, Fiona Cowdell, Sara J Brown, Alan A Montgomery,

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The role of clothing in the management of eczema (also called atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema) is poorly understood. This trial evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of silk garments (in addition to standard care) for the management of eczema in children with moderate ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2017

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Clinical Signs, Staphylococcus and Atopic Eczema-Related Seromarkers.
 

Author(s): Kam Lun Hon, Kathy Yin Ching Tsang, Jeng Sum C Kung, Ting Fan Leung, Christopher W K Lam, Chun Kwok Wong

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Childhood eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) is a distressing disease associated with pruritus, sleep disturbance, impaired quality of life and Staphylococcus aureus isolation. The pathophysiology of AD is complex and various seromarkers of immunity are involved. We investigated if ...

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Scoring of Hand Eczema: Good Reliability of Hand Eczema Extent Score (HEES).
 

Author(s): Annica Carlsson, Åke Svensson, Chris D Anderson, Irina Baranovskaya, Monica Hindsén-Stenström, Ingebjörg Holt, Birgitta Meding, Berndt Stenberg, Hans Stenlund, Agneta Gånemo

Journal: Acta Derm. Venereol.. 2017 Feb;97(2):193-197.

 

There is good agreement between dermatological staff and patients using the Hand Eczema Extent Score (HEES). The aim of this study was to assess inter- and intra-observer reliability of the HEES in dermatologists and intra-observer reliability of the HEES in patients with hand eczema. ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Eczema" returned 67 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Meta-analysis of antenatal infection and risk of asthma and eczema.
 

Author(s): Tingting Zhu, Li Zhang, Yi Qu, Dezhi Mu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(35):e4671.

 

The influence of maternal infection during pregnancy on allergic disorders in offspring is not well understood. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate current evidence on the association between maternal infection during pregnancy and asthma or eczema in offspring.

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2016

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Environmental Factors Associated with Altered Gut Microbiota in Children with Eczema: A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Carmen W H Chan, Rosa S Wong, Patrick T W Law, Cho Lee Wong, Stephen K W Tsui, Winnie P Y Tang, Janet W H Sit

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Eczema is a common skin condition that impairs children's daily life activities and quality of life. Previous research shows that gut microbiome composition plays an important role in the development of eczema. The present review summarizes evidence on environmental factors related ...

Last Updated: 21 Jul 2016

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Economic evidence for the prevention and treatment of atopic eczema: a protocol for a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Tracey Helen Sach, Emma McManus, Christopher Mcmonagle, Nick Levell

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Eczema, synonymous with atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin disease that has a similar impact on health-related quality of life as other chronic diseases. The proposed research aims to provide a comprehensive systematic assessment of the economic evidence base available ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Efficacy and Safety of Runzao Zhiyang Capsule to Treat Chronic Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Eczema

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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Alitretinoin vs Cyclosporine in Severe Recurrent Vesicular Hand Eczema
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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Alitretinoin vs Azathioprine in Severe Non-hyperkeratotic Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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