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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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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The terms "Eczema" returned 432 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Eczema herpeticum in a patient with atopic dermatitis, carrying r501x and 2282del4 filaggrin null mutations].
 

Author(s): Rodrigo Valdés-Rodríguez, Víctor M Saavedra-Alanís, Mario A Islas-Aguilar, Bertha Torres-Álvarez

Journal: Gac Med Mex. ;151(2):252-5.

 

Eczema herpeticum is an acute dermatoses caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 in atopic dermatitis patients, and is considered a dermatology emergency. Eczema herpeticum occurs in less than 3% of atopic patients. We report a patient with a history of atopic dermatitis who presented ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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Estimating the prevalence of aero-allergy and/or food allergy in infants, children and young people with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema/dermatitis in primary care: multi-centre, cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Sangeeta Dhami, Aziz Sheikh

Journal: J R Soc Med. 2015 Jun;108(6):229-36.

 

We sought to determine the primary care-based prevalence of moderate-to-severe atopic eczema/dermatitis in children and to estimate what proportion had co-morbid aero-allergy and/or food allergy that was contributing to their atopic eczema/dermatitis.

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015

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Eczema within port wine stain: spontaneous and laser-induced Meyerson phenomenon.
 

Author(s): Miloš D Pavlović, Metka Adamič

Journal: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2014 ;23(4):81-3.

 

Port wine stain (PWS, nevus flammeus) is a relatively common vascular malformation of postcapillary venules affecting 0.3 to 0.5% of newborn children. Since the mid-1990s, a case series and several case reports have described dermatitis on PWS corresponding to Meyerson phenomenon, ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2014

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The terms "Eczema" returned 45 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Microbiota in healthy skin and in atopic eczema.
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Baviera, Maria Chiara Leoni, Lucetta Capra, Francesca Cipriani, Giorgio Longo, Nunzia Maiello, Giampaolo Ricci, Elena Galli

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():436921.

 

The Italian interest group (IG) on atopic eczema and urticaria is member of the Italian Society of Allergology and Immunology. The aim of our IG is to provide a platform for scientists, clinicians, and experts. In this review we discuss the role of skin microbiota not only in healthy ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2014

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No high level evidence to support the use of oral H1 antihistamines as monotherapy for eczema: a summary of a Cochrane systematic review.
 

Author(s): Esther J van Zuuren, Christian J Apfelbacher, Zbys Fedorowicz, Aldrin Jupiter, Uwe Matterne, Elke Weisshaar

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The most important symptom as well as one of the major diagnostic criteria for eczema is itch. Although oral antihistamines continue to be prescribed for people with eczema, it is unclear if they are effective and safe in relieving itch and skin lesions. We sought to evaluate the ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2014

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Epicutaneous immunity and onset of allergic diseases - per-"eczema"tous sensitization drives the allergy march.
 

Author(s): Kenji Matsumoto, Hirohisa Saito

Journal: Allergol Int. 2013 Sep;62(3):291-6.

 

Results from recent epidemiological studies strongly suggest that ingestion of food promotes immune tolerance to food antigens, whereas exposure to food antigens through skin leads to allergic sensitization. A "dual-allergen-exposure hypothesis" has been proposed to explain those ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Interferon Responses in Eczema Herpeticum
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atopic Dermatitis; Eczema Herpeticum; Herpes Simplex Infections; Eczema Vaccinatum

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Defining the Unique Skin and Blood Biomarkers of Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atopic Dermatitis; Eczema

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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A Randomised Clinical Trial in a Population of Health Care Workers With Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eczema; Dermatitis; Skin Disease

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2009

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