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eczema

FDA approves corticosteroid-sparing topical option for eczemaThe FDA announced it has approved Eucrisa (Anacor Pharmaceuticals, crisaborole) ointment to treat mild to moderate eczema in patients two-years-of-age and older.
Research suggests new approaches to treat AD
Research suggests new approaches to treat ADResearch aimed at understanding the host-microbial interface in atopic dermatitis is ongoing but already providing insights for novel therapeutic strategies.
Top 5 of 2016: Pediatric dermatologyThis year has seen many advancements in pediatric dermatologic care spanning inflammatory conditions to skin cancer as well as the nuances of these conditions in skin of color patients. These are the top 5 pediatric articles of 2016 from Dermatology Times.
Advances in pediatric inflammatory skin diseaseExciting research is likely to change treatment for children. Dr. Eichenfield discusses advancements in treating this population.
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.