Eczema

Common Name(s)

Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Eczema can be common in infants and is sometimes outgrown by age ten, however some people may continue to have symptoms off and on throughout their lifetime. The main symptom of eczema is itchy patches of blistering, dry, raw, oozing, or red skin. A physician can diagnose eczema by looking at the skin and taking a personal and family history. Eczema cannot be cured entirely, but can be managed to relieve and prevent itching. Lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. Steroid or medicated cream can also be prescribed to treat severe eczema flare-ups. To reduce eczema occurences it is best to identify and avoid triggers such as temperature change, stress, certain soaps, detergents, and food.

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National Eczema Association

Improving the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Eczema" for support, advocacy or research.

National Eczema Association

Improving the quality of life for individuals with eczema through research, support, and education.

http://www.nationaleczema.org

Last Updated: 7 May 2014

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Scientific Literature

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Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Eczema" returned 616 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk factors for work-related eczema and urticaria among vocational students of agriculture.
 

Author(s): Radosław Śpiewak, Anna Góra-Florek, Andrzej Horoch, Mirosław J Jarosz, Agnieszka Doryńska, Marcin Golec, Jacek Dutkiewicz

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017 Dec;24(4):716-721.

 

Farmers are at high risk of occupational skin diseases which may start already during vocational training. This study was aimed at identification of risk factors for work-related skin diseases among vocational students of agriculture.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Efficacy and Safety of Halometasone Cream to Treat Chronic Generalized Eczema and the Effects of Halometasone Cream on Serum Cortisol Levels.
 

Author(s): Yan Li, Wei Xu, Linfeng Li

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2017 ;2017():3265024.

 

The aim of the study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of halometasone cream to treat chronic generalized eczema and the effects of halometasone cream on serum cortisol (COR) levels. Sixty consecutive outpatients diagnosed with chronic generalized eczema between January and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Filaggrin loss-of-function mutations as a predictor for atopic eczema, allergic sensitization and eczema-associated asthma in Polish children population.
 

Author(s): Anna Dębińska, Hanna Danielewicz, Anna Drabik-Chamerska, Danuta Kalita, Andrzej Boznański

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. 2017 Sep;26(6):991-998.

 

Loss-of-function mutations in the filaggrin (FLG) gene were identified as a major risk factor for atopic eczema.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Eczema" returned 69 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

When does atopic dermatitis warrant systemic therapy? Recommendations from an expert panel of the International Eczema Council.
 

Author(s): Eric L Simpson, Marjolein Bruin-Weller, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Ardern-Jones, Sebastien Barbarot, Mette Deleuran, Thomas Bieber, Christian Vestergaard, Sara J Brown, Michael J Cork, Aaron M Drucker, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Regina Foelster-Holst, Emma Guttman-Yassky, Audrey Nosbaum, Nick J Reynolds, Jonathan I Silverberg, Jochen Schmitt, Marieke M B Seyger, Phyllis I Spuls, Jean-Francois Stalder, John C Su, Roberto Takaoka, Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann, Jacob P Thyssen, Jorien van der Schaft, Andreas Wollenberg, Alan D Irvine, Amy S Paller

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2017 Oct;77(4):623-633.

 

Although most patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) are effectively managed with topical medication, a significant minority require systemic therapy. Guidelines for decision making about advancement to systemic therapy are lacking.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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TREatment of ATopic eczema (TREAT) Registry Taskforce: protocol for an international Delphi exercise to identify a core set of domains and domain items for national atopic eczema registries.
 

Author(s): Louise A A Gerbens, Aaron E Boyce, Dmitri Wall, Sebastien Barbarot, Richard J de Booij, Mette Deleuran, Maritza A Middelkamp-Hup, Amanda Roberts, Christian Vestergaard, Stephan Weidinger, Christian J Apfelbacher, Alan D Irvine, Jochen Schmitt, Paula R Williamson, Phyllis I Spuls, Carsten Flohr

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Patients with moderate-to-severe atopic eczema (AE) often require photo- or systemic immunomodulatory therapies to induce disease remission and maintain long-term control. The current evidence to guide clinical management is small, despite the frequent and often off-label use of these ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Burden of Atopic Dermatitis: Summary of a Report for the National Eczema Association.
 

Author(s): Aaron M Drucker, Annie R Wang, Wen-Qing Li, Erika Sevetson, Julie K Block, Abrar A Qureshi

Journal: J. Invest. Dermatol.. 2017 Jan;137(1):26-30.

 

To assess the patient-level and societal burden of atopic dermatitis, we comprehensively reviewed the literature related to quality of life, social, economic, academic, and occupational impacts. Atopic dermatitis has profound impacts on patient and family quality of life. A conservative ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Alitretinoin vs Cyclosporine in Severe Recurrent Vesicular Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 29 May 2017

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Alitretinoin vs Azathioprine in Severe Non-hyperkeratotic Hand Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hand Eczema

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2018

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Efficacy and Safety of Runzao Zhiyang Capsule to Treat Chronic Eczema
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Eczema

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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