Title

Facial atopic dermatitis is associated with sensitization to cow's milk, egg whites, and peanuts in children under 36 months

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2023

Journal

Pediatric dermatology

Volume

40

Issue

3

DOI

10.1111/pde.15326

Keywords

atopic dermatitis; atopic march; facial dermatitis; food allergy; food sensitization

Abstract

Atopic dermatitis (AD) in early childhood often precedes the development of food sensitization and allergy, but the role of treating AD to prevent food allergy remains poorly understood. Our objective was to assess the relationship between facial dermatitis and food sensitization to cow's milk, egg whites, and peanuts in early childhood, as aggressive treatment of facial dermatitis could serve as a potential opportunity for food sensitization prevention. By 3 years of age, food sensitization levels to cow's milk, egg whites, and peanuts were 48% greater in children with facial AD than in children with no facial involvement of their AD. Additional research is needed to determine if facial involvement of AD in infants and young children is associated with increased food allergy.

Department

Dermatology

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