Atopic dermatitis is a long-term (chronic) skin disorder that causes scaly and itchy rashes. It affects 17% of people and is a part of the allergic (atopic) march:
Allergic (atopic) march (click here to enlarge the image).
Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles about atopic dermatitis for July 2014:
Maternal probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and breast-feeding reduces the risk of eczema in the infant http://buff.ly/QWUoiU
Omalizumab has proven useful in treating asthma, but it may also prove valuable for other conditions, such as allergic rhinitis, food allergies, chronic urticaria, and AD http://buff.ly/Sb4GQN
Atopic dermatitis 2.0: from the clinical phenotype to the molecular taxonomy and stratified medicine http://bit.ly/TRPSJ3
Use of dilute bleach baths to treat atopic dermatitis - AAAAI Ask the Expert http://bit.ly/RFwYiB
Anterior nares and subungual spaces are important reservoir of skin-colonizing S aureus in early childhood eczema http://buff.ly/YJM7Hc
Early-onset atopic dermatitis linked to increased risk of food allergy (age 2) and asthma (age 7) http://buff.ly/TthGA1
Atopic dermatitis is very heterogenous: Natural course can be divided into subgroups w different clinical features http://buff.ly/12sC4Jw
Management of Difficult-to-Treat Atopic Dermatitis - good review and a great stepwise approach outlined in the figure http://buff.ly/13ay3Kb
CSACI statement on safety of topical calcineurin inhibitors in atopic dermatitis: no link between TCIs and malignancy http://buff.ly/12pRI20
Many ways lead to Rome: a glance at the multiple immunological pathways underlying atopic dermatitis http://buff.ly/1egQ5Pd
Children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) are at increased risk of ADHD http://buff.ly/19geEKl
Probiotics in the First 6 Months of Life Did Not Protect against Eczema and Allergy http://buff.ly/Ije1nj
Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Atopic Dermatitis increases with age http://buff.ly/1eLped6
New bleach-based body wash cleanser was helpful in Atopic Dermatitis http://buff.ly/1dDNMDz
Over 20% of children in developed countries are affected by atopic dermatitis, prevalence continues to increase. Multiple genetic/environmental factors are involved in complex atopic dermatitis pathogenesis. Single therapy won't work. Recent AD research focused on FLG mutations, STAT6 polymorphisms, vitamin D pathway genes, protein profiles in vernix http://buff.ly/Mo9SBz
Multiple factors affect the association between atopic dermatitis and contact sensitization http://buff.ly/1aUTq6l - Use of topical products to treat xerotic and inflamed skin in atopic dermatitis often results in a higher prevalence of sensitization to, for example, fragrances and other ingredients in emollients.
A review of the options for systemic therapy for atopic dermatitis http://buff.ly/1aUUrLT
Steep rise in the burden of atopic dermatitis (AD) - up to 20% of children in developed countries now have it http://buff.ly/1ouet2z
Atopic Dermatitis Treatment - Illustrated (click to enlarge the image).
The articles were selected from my Twitter stream @Allergy and Google Reader RSS subscriptions. Some of the top allergy accounts on Twitter contributed links. I appreciate the curation provided by @JuanCIvancevich @AllergyNet @IgECPD4 @DrAnneEllis @AACMaven @AllergieVoeding @allergistmommy @mrathkopf @wheezemd.