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Probiotics ineffective for preventing asthma, eczema in infants

August 29, 2017

The use of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, a probiotic, is unable to prevent asthma or eczema in children at 2 years of age when used in the first 6 months of life.

“On the basis of the hygiene hypothesis, which suggests that the absence of infectious exposure at a critical point in immune system development could lead to greater risk of allergic diseases, it is thought that probiotic exposure could theoretically affect immune system development and reduce the subsequent risk for the development of allergic disease,” Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH, from the departments of pediatrics, epidemiology and biostatistics, and the Phillip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote.

Atopic dermatitis significantly impacts adults, AAD presenter reports

August 3, 2017
While atopic dermatitis is commonly diagnosed in infancy and early childhood, it can have a profound impact on adult patients, according to a presentation at the…
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Topical corticosteroid phobia in atopic dermatitis tied to nonadherence

August 3, 2017
Patients with atopic dermatitis reported topical corticosteroid phobia, which appeared to play a role in nonadherence to treatment, according to recently published study…

Phase 2a study shows efficacy for atopic dermatitis treatment

August 2, 2017
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has announced positive data from its phase 2a study of GBR 830, an investigational anti-OX40 monoclonal antibody for treating atopic dermatitis…
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Pediatric Annals April 2011: Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

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