Study Identifies Skin Biomarkers That Predict Newborn Eczema Risk
It might be possible to develop a simple test to identify newborn children who are at risk of later developing atopic dermatitis (AD), according to findings from a Danish prospective birth cohort study. In the study, the Barrier Dysfunction in Atopic Newborns Study (BABY), several biomarkers were found in the skin cells of newborns that were predictive not only for having AD but also for having more severe disease.
@arna AD is caused by a complex interplay between skin barrier dysfunction and immune dysregulation. It is the first step in the so-called atopic march, where children also develop food allergy, asthma, and rhinitis