Scientists identify unique subtype of eczema linked to food allergy – National Institutes of Health

News Release Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Children with both conditions have abnormal skin near eczema lesions, NIH-funded research finds Atopic dermatitis, a common inflammatory skin condition also known as allergic eczema, affects nearly 20 percent of children, 30 percent of whom also have food allergies. Scientists have now found that children with both atopic dermatitis and food allergy have structural and molecular differences in the top layers of healthy-looking skin near the eczema lesions, whereas children with atopic dermatitis alone do not. Defining these differences may help identify children at elevated risk for developing food allergies, according to research published ...

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