Eczema in the News

December 3, 2015 – The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of a short-term structured educational programme for parents of children with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis ( AD), aged 3 months to 7 years, on the clinical course of AD, parental stress, anxiety and the quality of family life.

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December 3, 2015 – A new Northwestern Medicine project, “Asthma and Atopic Dermatitis Validation of PROMIS Pediatric Instruments” (AAD-PEPR), will focus on two common childhood diseases that affect almost 25 percent of American children under age 18.

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November 17, 2016 – This year, more than 450 people joined NEA on two successful Itching for a Cure (IFAC) Walks in Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA. Together, we raised nearly $120,000 to improve the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

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November 13
Thanks to you and the rest of the eczema community, Eczema Awareness Month 2015 was our most successful yet. You raised your hands, raised your voices, shared your eczema stories and helped NEA spread the word that eczema is a significant burden on the lives of many who are affected, and deserves to be recognized as a serious disease.

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November 12, 2015 – A group of scientists led by Ingo Marenholz and Young-Ae Lee at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC), working with colleagues from several institutions, has now identified seven genetic risk loci for this course of disease. Two of these loci were previously unknown and mainly influence the connection between atopic dermatitis and asthma.

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November 12, 2015 – The aim of the study was to examine the prevalence, severity, and subtype of coronary artery disease in AD patients without known cardiovascular disease.

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November 12, 2015 – Azathioprine may provide significant symptom relief for those with intractable pruritus, according to the results of a retrospective review of 96 patients.

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November 12, 2015 – Pediatric eczema was significantly associated with a higher risk of speech disorder, reported Dr. Mark A. Strom and his coauthors from Northwestern University, Chicago.

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September 22, 2015 – A subset of atopic dermatitis is associated with increased susceptibility to eczema herpeticum (ADEH+). We previously reported that common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the IFN-γ (IFNG) and IFN-γ receptor 1 (IFNGR1) genes were associated with the ADEH+ phenotype.

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September 22, 2015 – Atopic dermatitis (or eczema) is a chronic inflammatory disorder associated with sleep disturbances and quality-of-life impairment. Sleep disturbances have been shown to cause headaches in childhood. However, an association between eczema and headaches is not well established.

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