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

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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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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 631 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between breastfeeding and eczema during childhood and adolescence: A cohort study.
 

Author(s): Jingying Wang, Alban Ramette, Maja Jurca, Myrofora Goutaki, Caroline S Beardsmore, Claudia E Kuehni

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Breastfeeding is said to protect children from eczema (atopic dermatitis), but the available evidence is conflicting and subject to the influences of parental atopy and reverse causation (when mothers extended duration of breastfeeding because their children had eczema).

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2017

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Classification and possible bacterial infection in outpatients with eczema and dermatitis in China: A cross-sectional and multicenter study.
 

Author(s): Xin Wang, Xiao-Dong Shi, Lin-Feng Li, Ping Zhou, Yi-Wei Shen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7955.

 

Little is known about the classification and bacterial infection in outpatients with eczema and dermatitis in China.To investigate the prevalence of eczema and dermatitis in outpatients of dermatology clinics in China, examine classification and proportion of common types of dermatitis ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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Eczema Herpeticum.
 

Author(s): Giuseppe Micali, Francesco Lacarrubba

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2017 Aug;377(7):e9.

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2017

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The terms "Eczema" returned 68 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

When does atopic dermatitis warrant systemic therapy? Recommendations from an expert panel of the International Eczema Council.
 

Author(s): Eric L Simpson, Marjolein Bruin-Weller, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Ardern-Jones, Sebastien Barbarot, Mette Deleuran, Thomas Bieber, Christian Vestergaard, Sara J Brown, Michael J Cork, Aaron M Drucker, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Regina Foelster-Holst, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Audrey Nosbaum, Nick J Reynolds, Jonathan I Silverberg, Jochen Schmitt, Marieke M B Seyger, Phyllis I Spuls, Jean-Francois Stalder, John C Su, Roberto Takaoka, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Jacob P Thyssen, Jorien van der Schaft, Andreas Wollenberg, Alan D Irvine, Amy S Paller

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2017 Oct;77(4):623-633.

 

Although most patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are effectively managed with topical medication, a significant minority require systemic therapy. Guidelines for decision making about advancement to systemic therapy are lacking.

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017

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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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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: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 29 May 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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