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Oral probiotic combination shows effectiveness in pediatric, adolescent atopic dermatitis

November 17, 2017

A combination of oral probiotic formulations for atopic dermatitis in young patients was associated with improved SCORAD index scores and reduced use of topical corticosteroids, according to recent study data.

The 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study included 50 patients accrued at a single outpatient center in Spain. Eligible participants were aged 4 to 17 years and were accrued between March and June of 2016. Clinicians stratified patient groups by sex, age and age at onset of atopic dermatitis.

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Atopic dermatitis associated with slight increase in all-cause mortality

November 16, 2017
Patients with atopic dermatitis had a slight increase in all-cause mortality compared with matched controls without atopic dermatitis, according to recent findings. The…
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High dose peanut patch shows promise for peanut sensitivity

November 14, 2017
Patients with peanut sensitivity who wore a 250-µg epicutaneous immunotherapy-based peanut patch had a significant treatment response compared to patients wearing…
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Past ACAAI president: Cases of cashew allergy increasing, treatments needed

October 31, 2017
BOSTON — The incidence of cashew allergy is rising, and there are currently no clinical trials for the condition, according to findings presented at the American…
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