Eczema epidemiology and demographics

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In the United States, eczema has a prevalence of 10.7% in children and 7.2% in adults. [1] [2] Eczema has more predilection in males. [3]

Eczema Epidemiology and Demographics


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Silverberg JI, Garg NK, Paller AS, Fishbein AB, Zee PC (2015). "Sleep disturbances in adults with eczema are associated with impaired overall health: a US population-based study". J Invest Dermatol. 135 (1): 56–66. doi:10.1038/jid.2014.325. PMID 25078665.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hanifin JM, Reed ML, Eczema Prevalence and Impact Working Group (2007). "A population-based survey of eczema prevalence in the United States". Dermatitis. 18 (2): 82–91. doi:10.2310/6620.2007.06034. PMID 17498413.
  4. Kim JP, Chao LX, Simpson EL, Silverberg JI (2016). "Persistence of atopic dermatitis (AD): A systematic review and meta-analysis". J Am Acad Dermatol. 75 (4): 681–687.e11. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2016.05.028. PMC 5216177. PMID 27544489.
  5. Baurecht H, Rühlemann MC, Rodríguez E, Thielking F, Harder I, Erkens AS; et al. (2018). "Epidermal lipid composition, barrier integrity, and eczematous inflammation are associated with skin microbiome configuration". J Allergy Clin Immunol. 141 (5): 1668–1676.e16. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2018.01.019. PMID 29421277.