Asthma and food allergies predictable at age one

The atopic march describes the progression from atopic dermatitis (eczema) during infancy to asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) in later childhood. The connection between atopic dermatitis and asthma has been hypothesized to be a variant of the gene encoding filaggrin, an important skin protein. However, since genetic testing for filaggrin is not typically available in clinical practice, alternative prognostic approaches for children with atopic dermatitis are needed. In this article recently published in The Journal of Allergy & Clinical Immunology (JACI), Tran and colleagues investigated whether early allergic sensitization enhances the atopic march. Data were used from 2,311 children...

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