eczema

Knowledge of skin microbiome provides insights into dermatological conditionsDirect sequencing data, together with culture data, supplies researchers with information about communities of bacteria and fungi on the skin.
Study offers new insight into pediatric eczema
Study offers new insight into pediatric eczemaResearchers have identified the skin phenotype of pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD) — a finding that challenges the notion of filaggrin's central role in the disease.
Crowdsourcing pinpoints unmet needs in eczema researchA new study using crowdsourcing harnesses the power of social media chatter to better understand unmet needs in eczema research.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorAlthough pediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities among children with skin of color and lighter-skinned children, there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types.
Study links hard water to eczemaDomestic water hardness and chlorine have been suggested as important risk factors for atopic dermatitis (AD). One recent study by researchers from Kings College London, United Kingdom, explored the potential associations between domestic water calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and chlorine concentrations in home water systems, damage to the skin's natural barrier, and incidences of AD in infancy.
Common pediatric disorders in skin of colorPediatric atopic dermatitis and acne have some similarities when these present in skin of color and lighter-skin children. But there are important differences when these common skin conditions affect darker skin types. An expert discusses how treatments should be approached.
Can costs be contained?There’s a lot of blame to go around when it comes to why drug costs are rising in dermatology. We’ll let the research do the finger pointing.
Investigative eczema drug shows positive phase 2 resultsUK-based Ziarco Pharma Ltd. recently announced positive phase 2a results for ZPL-389, a once daily oral histamine H4 receptor antagonist, for the treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.
Dupilumab demonstrates promising resultsThe systemic therapy dupilumab met primary endpoints in two phase 3 studies on adults with in inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.
Hard water in home linked to eczema in infancy
Hard water in home linked to eczema in infancyThis is an interesting and credible study of infants, suggesting there probably is a link, one expert notes. It remains to be seen whether water softeners and chlorine filters should be recommended one day. Read more on the data.