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Atopic Dermatitis – Eczema: Greater Awareness in  Black and Hispanic Children

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Siri Choragudi
Medical Student University of Miami
Gil Yosipovitch, MD
Professor and Stiefel endowed Chair of Medical Dermatology at the
Dr Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology
Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami

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MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Would you briefly describe what is mean by eczema? 

Response: There is limited data on prevalence of childhood  eczema ( atopic dermatitis)  in the US in the last decade. There is evidence that there is an over all  increase around the world from 8% to 15%


MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?
Were there gender, ethnic or socioeconomic differences in the findings?

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 The prevalence of eczema in the US  sample increased from 1997 to 2018 (from 7.9% to 12.6%)  in all races and age groups  There were observed significant disparities between races. Specifically, larger yearly average increases in children with eczema in the Black and multiracial subgroups (compared to white) were identified as well as an increase in Hispanic children around all age groups  



MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Awareness about the high increase of  childhood eczema  in US  almost 60%  increase  and in particular  in  Black  and Hispanics  

MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a results of this study?

Response: Better understanding of mechanisms behind this increase whether its higher awareness of diagnosis , environmental factors such living in urban environments or genetic or epigenetic  factors  and whether this increase in trend can be reduced  with life style and preventive measures

Disclosures: Gil Yosipovitch:  Abbvie, Arcutis, BMS,  Cara Therapuetics, GSK. Escient Health, Eli Lilly, Galderma, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, LEO Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Pierre Fabre,  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi, TreviTherapeutics, Vifor  – advisory board member; Eli Lilly, Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, LEO Pharma, Novartis, Pfizer, Galderma, Escient, Sanofi Regeneron, Celldex – grants/research funding; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sanofi – investig

Member of Scientific Board of NEA and  IEC   member

Siri Choragudi has no COI   She is funded by DREAM  Award at Miami and PEDRA


Choragudi S, Yosipovitch G. Trends in the Prevalence of Eczema Among US Children by Age, Sex, Race, and Ethnicity From 1997 to 2018. JAMA Dermatol. Published online February 22, 2023. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2022.6647

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Last Updated on March 1, 2023 by Marie Benz