Navigation Links
Aggressive treatment of childhood eczema could help prevent asthma, says new study
Date:7/6/2008

The study, published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, calls for trials of aggressive therapies against childhood eczema in attempt to reduce the incidence of asthma in later life.

The study, conducted by the University of Melbourne, Monash University and Menzies Research Institute in Tasmania, has followed more than 8500 people who are part of the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study from the ages of seven to 44.

Leader author John Burgess, from the University of Melbourne's Melbourne School of Population Health, says the study is the first to demonstrate an association between childhood eczema and asthma into middle age.

The study found people who had childhood eczema were more likely to develop childhood asthma, new-onset asthma later in life or to have asthma which persisted from childhood into middle age.

Dr Burgess said childhood eczema increased the risk of someone developing asthma well into adulthood.

"The incidence of asthma in people from the ages of 8 to 44 who had childhood eczema, was nearly double that of people who had never had eczema," Dr. Burgess said.

Dr Burgess said the study's findings also supported the concept of the "atopic march", in which eczema is often the first step in an allergic process that leads on to asthma or hayfever in later life.

"The results of our study showed childhood eczema clearly preceded asthma in each later stage of life later childhood, adolescence, and adulthood," he said. "This makes a strong argument for trialing aggressive therapies against childhood eczema to help reduce the burden of asthma later in life."


'/>"/>

Contact: Janine Sim-Jones
janinesj@unimelb.edu.au
040-089-3378
University of Melbourne
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
2. Cancer Drug Appears to Help With Aggressive MS
3. Microenvironment a main driver of aggressive multi-lineage leukemia disease type
4. U-M researchers discover traits of aggressive form of prostate cancer
5. Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control
6. Black patients with terminal cancer more likely to choose aggressive care at end of life
7. Study: Patients 75 years and older with brain tumors may benefit from more aggressive treatment
8. Researchers find gene location that gives rise to neuroblastoma, an aggressive childhood cancer
9. Researchers Find Gene Location That Gives Rise to Neuroblastoma, an Aggressive Childhood Cancer
10. New Treatment Offers Hope for Beating Aggressive Cancers
11. Review Urges Aggressive MRSA Screening for Health Workers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... January 24, 2017 , ... PeroxyChem Food and ... Control Equipment (PACE), at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, ... the new technology that is used in poultry processing facilities to provide constant, ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... advance to the semi-final round of the 2017 Cupid's Cup Entrepreneurship Competition. Chaired ... its 12th year in 2017. The entrepreneurs will showcase their businesses on February ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... ... Bellus Medical, a leader in medical aesthetics, today announced that Marek Dobke, ... Dobke will provide physician oversight for in-house clinical studies and hands-on device training, among ... Associate Professor of Surgery at UC San Diego Health and is a board certified ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... January 24, 2017 , ... ... They Really Need to Thrive , Well-meaning studies such as the Fordham Institute’s ... schools can better serve top students, such as including gifted or high-achieving students ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Today, Taza Agua, Costa Rica's leading supplier ... to optimize the drinking experience for K-Cup coffee, tea and hot chocolate connoisseurs ... first untouched bottled water purposed exclusively for creating a superior brew. The company ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/24/2017)... PUNE, India , January 24, 2017 ... Allied Market Research, titled, "Cold Chain Logistics Market by ... & Frozen Dessert, Meat, Fish & Sea Food, Drugs ... Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022," projects that the global cold chain ... 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16% (2016 to ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... Analysis of the Liquid Biopsy Market by ... - our new study reveals trends, R&D progress, and predicted revenues ... involved in this sector you must read this brand new report. ... 2027, assessing data, trends, opportunities and business prospects there. ... Discover How to Stay Ahead ...
(Date:1/24/2017)... Md. , and GAITHERSBURG, Md. , ... XON ), a leader in the engineering and industrialization ... of the planet, today announced that it has entered into ... GNVC ), a clinical-stage company and pioneer in ... Intrexon intends to integrate and expand upon GenVec,s expertise in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: