Journal of Dermatology Research and Skin Care

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Rapid Communication - Journal of Dermatology Research and Skin Care (2023) Volume 7, Issue 1

Atopic eczema in child's prevalence in the general population.

In affluent nations, atopic eczema is a prevalent disorder that affects more than one in ten children, and the incidence is rising. There are presumably a number of causes for this, including increased air pollution exposure, smaller families with lower illness risks, more pets, older mothers, and a greater variety of diets. Atopic eczema undoubtedly has a significant genetic component as well. This is complicated since not all affected children have atopic dermatitis, despite the likelihood that the atopy-related genes and other, as yet unknown, genes are involved. The first year of life is when atopic eczema typically manifests, and when it is severe, it can be very crippling. It could also lead to serious psychological issues. The majority of affected children also have an allergy to house dust mites, which is presumably a main factor in the condition's exacerbation. IgE-mediated food allergies probably only account for fewer than 10% of cases, but some people do experience late-phase reactions and show positive results on food patch tests.

 

Author(s): James Marek

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