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Risk factors may predict persistent atopic dermatitis in children

August 30, 2016

Childhood atopic dermatitis subsides by adulthood in most cases; however, clinical factors such as already persistent disease, later onset, and/or more severe disease increases the risk for persistence, according to recent study results.

“Atopic dermatitis (AD)/eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with a clinical course that varies widely between patients,” Jooho P. Kim, BA, of the department of dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and colleagues wrote. “Some children have disease activity that persists well into adolescence and adulthood, although most children are thought to ‘grow out of it.’ Much of the data to support this notion originate from smaller studies and did not account for a number of clinical factors that might modify disease persistence.”

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Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Zone II Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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