Atopic dermatitis progression: Evaluating intervention strategies
Stein Gold L, Eichenfield L. Atopic dermatitis progression: Evaluating intervention strategies. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2017; 36(Suppl 2):S39-S41.
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.