Eczema in the News

May 22, 2015 – “Eczema keeps me from doing things that other people enjoy all the time, like going to the beach, riding my bike, going for a walk, and enjoying being outside,” says 13-year-old eczema patient, Isaiah Dixon. But that didn’t stop Isaiah from testifying in March at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing in Silver Spring, MD, on behalf of the National Eczema Association.

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May 7, 2015 – Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified a protein that offers a new focus for developing targeted therapies to tame severe inflammation. Targeting this protein has lead to a greater understanding on how mutations in a protein can lead to atopic dermatitis.

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May 7, 2015 – Patients with atopic dermatitis had a slightly increased risk of lymphoma, with the severity of atopic dermatitis a potentially significant risk factor, according to recently published study results.

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April 9, 2015 – Children with common allergic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis showed a greater risk for developing primary immune thrombocytopenia, according to study results.

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March 31, 2015 – A ninth-century remedy for eye infections has been found to kill the modern-day superbug MRSA and disrupt naturally antibiotic-resistant biofilms in tests conducted by researchers.

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March 10, 2015 – On March 9, 2015, NEA CEO Julie Block, 13-year old eczema patient Isaiah, 17-year old eczema patient Gracie, and their parents were present at an important Food and Drug Administrative (FDA) hearing regarding the unmet medical need for atopic dermatitis therapies in pediatrics.

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March 10, 2015 – Step toward a cure for eczema with us – be an eczema advocate and advance research!

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March 5, 2015 – Check out this NPR piece on an important new study about how eczema affects the lives of people who have it by NEA Scientific Advisory Committee member Jonathan Silverberg, MD. Data from this study demonstrates the burden of living with eczema, which helps further the case for more eczema research.

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March 4, 2015 – Children born to mothers who were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke during pregnancy face an elevated risk of eczema and other skin problems in childhood.

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February 25, 2015 – The study showed that those whose parents said they mostly wash the family’s dishes by hand were significantly less likely to develop eczema, and somewhat less likely to develop allergic asthma and hay fever.

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