Atopic dermatitis progression: evaluating intervention strategies.
Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery
Several risk factors have been identified that appear to be consistently and strongly associated with the development of atopic dermatitis (AD): a family history of atopy, an inherited genetic predisposition, and active and passive exposure to tobacco smoke. Recent studies also have demonstrated that a simple intervention from birth-the daily application of an emollient moisturizer-seems to protect susceptible infants from the development of AD.
Medical Subject Headings
Dermatitis, Atopic; Disease Progression; Food Hypersensitivity; Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Humans; Intermediate Filament Proteins; Mutation; Skin; Tobacco Smoke Pollution; Water Loss, Insensible
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