Atopic dermatitis - top articles for July 2014

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

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

Atopic dermatitis 2.0: from the clinical phenotype to the molecular taxonomy and stratified medicine

Use of dilute bleach baths to treat atopic dermatitis - AAAAI Ask the Expert

Anterior nares and subungual spaces are important reservoir of skin-colonizing S aureus in early childhood eczema

Early-onset atopic dermatitis linked to increased risk of food allergy (age 2) and asthma (age 7)

Atopic dermatitis is very heterogenous: Natural course can be divided into subgroups w different clinical features

Management of Difficult-to-Treat Atopic Dermatitis - good review and a great stepwise approach outlined in the figure

CSACI statement on safety of topical calcineurin inhibitors in atopic dermatitis: no link between TCIs and malignancy

Many ways lead to Rome: a glance at the multiple immunological pathways underlying atopic dermatitis

Children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) are at increased risk of ADHD

Probiotics in the First 6 Months of Life Did Not Protect against Eczema and Allergy

Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Atopic Dermatitis increases with age

New bleach-based body wash cleanser was helpful in Atopic Dermatitis

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

Multiple factors affect the association between atopic dermatitis and contact sensitization - 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

Steep rise in the burden of atopic dermatitis (AD) - up to 20% of children in developed countries now have it

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.

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