Atopic Dermatitis Progression: Evaluating Intervention Strategies

MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS FROM INFANCY TO ADULTHOOD

Atopic Dermatitis Progression: Evaluating Intervention Strategies

Mar
2017
Vol. 36. No. 2
Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD | Linda Stein Gold, MD

Several risk factors have been identified that appear to be consistently and strongly associated with the development of atopic dermatitis (AD): a family history of atopy, an inherited genetic predisposition, and active and passive exposure to tobacco smoke. Recent studies also have demonstrated that a simple intervention from birth—the daily application of an emollient moisturizer—seems to protect susceptible infants from the development of AD.

Stein Gold LF, Eichenfield LF. Atopic dermatitis progression: evaluating intervention strategies. Sem Cutan Med Surg. 2017;36(Suppl 2):S39-S41. https://doi.org/j.sder.2017.010.

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