Affordable Access

deepdyve-link deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Severe eczema in infancy can predict asthma development. A prospective study to the age of 10 years.

Authors
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1 Division of Pediatrics, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University and Department of Pediatrics, County Council of Östergötland, Linköping, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 2 Pediatric Clinic, Täby, Stockholm, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 3 Pediatric Clinic, County Hospital Ryhov, Jönköping, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 4 Pediatric Clinic, Hudiksvall, Sweden. , (Sweden)
  • 5 Department of Pediatrics in Norrköping, County Council of Östergötland, Norrköping, Sweden. , (Sweden)
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS ONE
1932-6203
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Volume
9
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099609
PMID: 24914552
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study indicates that infant eczema with high SCORAD points is associated with an increased risk of asthma at 10 years of age. Children with eczema and wheezing episodes during infancy are more likely to develop asthma than are infants with eczema alone. Eczema in infancy combined with early onset of ARC seems to indicate a more severe allergic disease, which often leads to asthma development. The progression from eczema in infancy to ARC at an early age and asthma later in childhood shown in this study supports the relevance of the term "atopic march", at least in more severe allergic disease.

Statistics

Seen <100 times