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.
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.
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.
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.
November 3, 2015 – A research team at Emory University was awarded a NEA Research Grant for their pilot study of the efficacy of meditation for treatment of chronic pruritus (itch). Following is an interview about the study and results, with investigators Mamta Javari, MD, and Suephy Chen, MD.
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.
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.
September 21 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) has awarded Dr. Aaron Drucker, Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology at Brown University, with the NEA Burden of Disease Research Audit grant, the findings of which will help to raise the profile of eczema as a serious disease, to deliver stronger, more united messages to insurers, medical providers and policy-makers on behalf of the eczema community.
August 20, 2015 – The National Eczema Association’s Eczema: Tools for School is a kit designed to help parents and educators give children with eczema the best possible school experience.
August 17, 2015 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) is pleased to share news about a potential new topical non-steroidal treatment for mild-to-moderate eczema that you, the National Eczema Association community, helped make possible.